Global Water Security
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 (MWA), national governments, and local communities in Kenya. DRIP monitors water security, creates actionable drought forecasts, and incentivizes water system operations to ensure that when rains fail, water access is secure and costly drought emergencies are prevented.
Virridy's IOT technologies are monitoring hundreds are water pumps serving millions of people in the region. Supported by USAID, NASA, FEWS NET, the Swiss Agency for Cooperation and Development and others, Virridy will generate carbon finance revenue to maintain drought resilient water services for more than 600,000 people in northern Kenya.
This program has been recognized by the Million Lives Collective, a consortium of UNICEF, USAID, UK AID, Global Affairs Canada, the Gates Foundation and others, as a Vanguard Member, positively impacting millions of people globally.
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.
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.