Updated on March 16, 2024

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Created on October 8, 2018

Upande WaSHMIS

WaSHMIS (Water Sanitation Hygiene Management Information System) is a system for monitoring and managing Non-Revenue Water (NRW).

Developed By
  1. Upande
Tested By
  • Kericho Water and Sanitation Company Limited (KEWASCO)
  • Murang’a Water and Sanitation Company (MUWASCO)
Content Partners
Unknown

Author

Product Description

WaSHMIS (Water Sanitation Hygiene Management Information System) is a scalable, interoperable system for monitoring and managing Non-Revenue Water (NRW). It works with remote monitoring data (flow, pressure, level) and billing data to calculate water balance at zonal levels and thereafter linking the output with a central asset database (GIS).

Target SDGs

SDG 6: Clean Water and Sanitation

SDG 9: Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure

Target Users (Target Impact Group)

Household, Small and Medium-sized Enterprises

Distributors / Implementing Organizations

Upande Limited

Manufacturing/Building Method

N/A

Intellectural Property Type

Copyright

User Provision Model

Users can obtain this product directly from Wahsmis.

Distributions to Date Status

The exact number is unknown, however, the product is currently being used by several companies such as Kericho Water & Sanitation Company Limited (KIWASCO), Naivasha Water, Sewerage and Sanitation Company, Nakuru Rural Water and Sanitation Company Limited (NARUWASCO), Water Sector Trust Fund (WSTF), and Mobitech Water Solutions.

Design Specifications

Water Sanitation Hygiene Management Information System (WaSHMIS) is a set of integrated products for monitoring and managing Non-Revenue Water (NRW). It consists of sensors to acquire and transmit data, server-based processing and storage of data, and a web portal facilitating visualization of data streams in real-time. More information is collected through Customer Identification Surveys and is used to map water usage, and this is integrated with the metering information which can be used to show usage patterns, leak detection, and reduce Non-revenue Water.

Product Schematics

Technical Support

Unknown

Replacement Components

N/A

Lifecycle

N/A

Manufacturer Specified Performance Parameters

Unknown

Vetted Performance Status

Testing performed by Upande and GSMA determined that the GSM-enabled loggers being used to narrow in on subzones with higher Non-Revenue Water (NRW), CIS App used to reconcile GIS and billing, and the Job Card App being tested to track corrective action performance, all aimed at more revenue, a better level of service, lower operating price, compared to the traditional manual model.

Safety

No known safety hazards are related to this product.

Complementary Technical Systems

Customer Data Collection in the field requires a smartphone.

Academic Research and References

Compliance with regulations

Unknown

Evaluation methods

The product is evaluated for the detection of water losses and identification of non revenue water.

Other Information

GSMA (2017): Mobile for Development Utilities Programme. Catalogue of Grantees.  

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