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1 Monitoring, Mapping and Institutionalising Data Lamin K.S. Souma: Acting Chief Engineer, Water Supply Division Ministry of Energy and Water Resources

2 Summary The Water Point Mapping survey provides Sierra Leone with a baseline of the status of Water Points (WPs) Functional sustainability in service delivery remains a major challenge The Government of Sierra Leone (GoSL) must address gaps in coverage GoSL and WASH organisations must contribute to keeping mapping data updated

3 Outcomes of the WPM baseline survey 28,845 improved WPs mapped 18,908 improved WPs are used. [65%] However 40% are seasonal WPs Therefore……… 11, 212 WPs are classed as improved, in use and functioning all year round [39%]

4 Observations on the WPM survey The impacts of our interventions do not last Services provided are not cost effective The need for continued extended support to communities is visible The need to address basics and construct wells at the "right time of year The need to safeguard against environmental degradation – monitoring groundwater resources The importance of monitoring and ensuring functionality

5 Seasonal variation in access Wet seasonDry season

6 Benefits of WPM Provides visually mapped data for monitoring the status of water points Highlights issues of equity, inclusiveness and targeting Underpins Sector Performance Monitoring (SPM) Will influence national and local level planning WPM database can be integrated with hydrogeological database and other studies

7 Water Point Mapping…..next steps Sierra Leone now has a baseline for water point coverage – the easy part Updating maps and addressing non functionality is the major challenge Need for a WASH sector strategy to deliver permanent services at national, regional and local levels Need to improve sector monitoring and mapping so that WPM informs National Sector Learning Review

8 Five important considerations for WPM 1.WPM evidence should form the basis for national and local level planning 2.Ensure technology choices aligned to field capacities 3.WPM data needs to be collected, assimilated, verified, analysed and presented 4.Updating process needs to be sustainable 5.Requires dedicated staff to report on the status of water points

9 Sustainability (1) Issues to address Technological challenges and the use of GIS Procedures for collecting, reporting and updating WPM data Accountability challenges – collective action to keep WPM data updated

10 Sustainability (2) Ensure technology choices are adapted to national and local capacities Build capacity of government to make use of the WPM tools Use visually mapped data to improve coverage levels and address issues of functionality Recommendations

11 Sustaining a regular updating mechanism 1. Baseline survey2. Data base3. Mapping4. Analysis 5. On-going data collection at water points 6. Data assimilation + verification 7. Update data base8. Update Mapping 9. Analysis 10. Sector Learning review 11. Repeat steps

12 MEWR next steps……. Engage with MFED and DPs to address gaps in coverage Pursue models for keeping data updated Ensure the WASH sector plans for permanent services from the outset Undertake a second national baseline survey in 2014 Encourage all WASH organisations to monitor functional sustainability - outcomes

13 Concluding comments There are many important issues to address at national, local and organisational levels Mapping data is important, but other monitoring data is also required Need to establish strong links between monitoring, mapping and sector learning Need to deliver permanent services at national, regional and local levels. This underpins the planning role of SPCT

14 Thank you for listening! Lamin Souma: Chief Engineer: Water Directorate MEWR


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