plan4wash


We are currently developing WASH planning tools based on the data collected in the map4wash and monitor4wash programs.

Our first initiative in this arena, still very much under development, is a tool called WashOpt. This tool finds mathematically optimal solutions for maximizing the public health impact of a theoretical scenario in which two WASH technologies — centralized treatment plants and point-of-use treatment units — may be deployed. Interesting aspects of this work are the simple, Google Maps-like interface, and the ability to perform planning exercises purely in terms of (theoretical) public-health criteria, rather than economic criteria. This area of Wash4All is expected to grow dramatically during Fall 2012. Check out the tool, and be sure to check back.

 

 

WashOpt

[WashOpt User’s Guide to follow.]