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The role of information and communications technology in real-time monitoring for quality WASH infrastructure

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posted on 12.02.2018 by Philip K. Darko, Emmanuel S. Kogo, E. Yanyi-Akofur, Jean-Philippe Debus
The risk of inefficiencies in quality of WASH infrastructure construction is higher in places where monitoring is less or absent or when monitoring is only limited to persons directly involved with the business processes and transactions. To address system deficiencies and constraints in the monitoring of latrine construction in WASH in schools’ project, CRS Ghana explored innovative technology solutions that allow access to quick, cost-effective quality data on progress of construction activities. The solution involves the use of Tablets, GPS, Iformbuilder Platform and BarTender software to develop a simple system to track and certify construction results in real-time. This approach prevents construction defects, supports cost-effective delivery of quality infrastructure, promotes transparency and allows decision making on payments, contracts and WASH programming.

Funding

The authors would like to acknowledge the Helmsley Charitable Trust which provided the funding for the ISHINE Project.

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  • Architecture, Building and Civil Engineering

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  • Water, Engineering and Development Centre (WEDC)

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WEDC Conference

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DARKO, P. ... et al, 2017. The role of information and communications technology in real-time monitoring for quality WASH infrastructure. IN: Shaw, R.J. (ed). Local action with international cooperation to improve and sustain water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) services: Proceedings of the 40th WEDC International Conference, Loughborough, UK, 24-28 July 2017, Paper 2610, 6pp.

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2017

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This is a conference paper.

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WEDC_ID:22648

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