Global Health

Monitoring and Payments for Water Security

Millions of people living in the drought prone Horn of Africa face persistent threat from a lack of safe, reliable and affordable water year-round. These arid regions are experiencing increasing frequency and severity of drought conditions.

Virridy's sensors remotely monitor water supplies and support operation, maintenance and performance based payments.

Big Data Meets Global Health

Virridy's satellite connected sensors are monitoring millions of people's water supplies in the region on a daily basis and linking our data to local, national and international agencies including the Kenya National Drought Management Authority and the Famine Early Warning Systems Network.

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Services that Communities Demand

The Drought Resilience Impact Platform, DRIP, combines the technical leadership of Virridy and CU Boulder and the Nairobi-based Regional Centre for Mapping of Resources for Development with water security actions taken by the Millennium Water Alliance, national governments, and local communities in Kenya. DRIP monitors water security in these three countries, create actionable drought forecasts, and incentivize water system operations to ensure that when rains fail, water access is secure and costly drought emergencies are prevented.

 

Remote Monitoring is Part of the Solution

Remote monitoring via distributed in-situ sensors may provide crucial evidence to help inform the sector and public on the positive impacts of aid, and the on-going challenges. By demonstrating which technologies and programs are truly successful, these successes can be targeted for scaling. This will benefit developing communities by providing proven and accountable programs.

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