How Does the SWOT Work?

The Safe Water Optimization Tool is designed to integrate into existing humanitarian operations by using data that is already collected in the field. The SWOT provides an accessible platform to manage data and integrates advanced data anlytics including machine learning to generate site-specific and evidence-based water treatment recommendations for field teams.

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Step 1: Input

Paired and time-stamped water quality monitoring data collected at distribution points and at household level.

Data collection can be done using either a digital platform or a paper-pen-to-spreadsheet approach.

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Step 2: Data Management

Cloud-based data storage.

Provides a secure repository for historical data which can be used for reporting purposes.

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Step 3: Data Processing

Web-based analysis of water quality data using a sophisticated machine learning approach.

Various water quality parameters can be included for analysis

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Step 4: Output

Site-specific guidance for the residual chlorine level required at distribution points to ensure safe water supply up to the moment of consumption in the household.

Guidance can be viewed online or sent by email.