Arup, and leading UK water charity, FRANK Water, launch the WASH Connect mobile app and WASH Basins Toolkit – to help water, sanitation and hygiene (WaSH) professionals, non-governmental organisations (NGOs) and government agencies facilitate safe sustainable and equitable water and sanitation services.
The toolkit and app use digital tools such as the KoBo Toolbox and India Space Programme technology to help develop accurate assessments of the water situation on the ground and follow a structured six-stage water security process.
The WASH Connect app and toolkit are just part of the outcomes of a three-year partnership during which FRANK Water and Arup have joined forces with Samerth Charitable Trust and the People’s Science Institute (two of FRANK’s India-based partners) to find answers to India’s water crisis. India has the highest population of any country in the world without access to safe drinking water and adequate sanitation. According to Water Aid and the World Health Organisation (WHO), 163 million people still lack access to safe water and millions still defecate in the open.