Using GIS tools to improve water infrastructure programming in Haiti
Track: Aid and Development
Authors: Maxim Fortin
Access to clean water in rural Haiti is estimated at a low 49%. To provide the Government with reliable information on existing infrastructure, geo-referred maps of water points and small piped systems within 2,900 communities were prepared. Surveys were geo-referenced with photos, technical specifications and functionality assessments. The resultant water atlases were produced to enable local authorities to be better aware of coverage gaps, thus allowing improved infrastructure programming.