Application Of GIS Analysis In WASH – Water Sanitation & Hygiene




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A lot of projects and programs have failed to have the impacts they were designed to have because they did not incorporate GIS in their project operations. A geographical information system (GIS) is a collection of hardware software, and procedures to collect, manage, retrieve, manipulate, analyze and display spatial data. This training workshop will equip participants with the ability to perform multi criteria analysis of WASH, model wash projects, identify Most at Risk Populations, use GIS as a monitoring tool for WASH activities in line with SPHERE minimum standards.

Target Participants

WASH specialists, M & E Experts, Public health, Program Manager, Students and Risk assessors, water engineers.

What you will learn

By the end of this course the participants will be able to:

  • Use GIS as monitoring tool for WASH projects Activities
  • Familiarize with spatial data availability
  • Appreciate the role of Spatial Data Infrastructure (SDI) in WASH programs
  • Use participatory GIS (PGIS) at community level
  • Conduct water and sanitation modeling using GIS
  • Collect data using Mobile data gathering tools
  • Carry out basic data analysis using statistical software’s
  • Integrate GIS within new and existing WASH activities.

Course Outline

Introduction and definition of concepts

  • Reviewing WASH concepts
  • Introduction to GIS concepts
  • Components of GIS Systems
  • GIS functions and capabilities in the context of WASH
  • Spatial data concepts & Spatial Data Infrastructure in WASH

Introduction to GIS Software (QGIS)

  • Developing standard procedures and guidelines
  • Integrating GPS field data into the GIS database
  • Facilitated Field exercises in GPS Data Collection for WASH
  • Managing and manipulating GIS Data
  • Working with tabular data in GIS
  • Facilitated practical exercises in working with tabular data in Excel format
  • Introduction to Spatial databases
  • Facilitated Practical exercises in working with spatial Databases (Geo-databases)

Mobile Based Data Collection in WASH

  • Introduction to ODK
  • Setting up ODK
  • Designing a wash data collection form in kobo forms
  • Setting up ODK collect in mobile phone and linking the ODK collect  to ODK
  • Collecting data using kobo collect
  • Uploading and managing data within kobo toolbox

Case studies and demonstration on various GIS based on project’s data

  • GIS as a tool for WASH
  • Facilitated Practical exercises in working with GIS Data
  • Using GIS in Impact assessment analysis

Case study: GIS and Remote Sensing as a tool in monitoring WASH projects

Development and presentation of maps

  • GIS Mapping
  • Styling and symbolization
  • Cartography and use of Legends
  • Mapping resources/Project activities

Facilitated practical exercises in map making and presentation using project data

  • Basic analysis and Geo processing
  • Introduction to Geo-processing
  • Facilitated Practical exercises in Geo-processing

Training Approach

This course will be delivered by our skilled trainers who have vast knowledge and experience as expert professionals in the fields. The course is taught in English and through a mix of theory, practical activities, group discussion and case studies. Course manuals and additional training materials will be provided to the participants upon completion of the training.


  • All the participants should be conversant with the English language.
  • All our courses involve a mix of one on one presentations, web based tutorials, group discussions, and practical exercises.
  • All courses can be tailor made and adjusted to meet the client’s needs.
  • We have a team of professional experts who work as professionals and trainers in their respective fields.
  • Each participant will get an Uphilos Consultancy certificate, upon completion of each course.
  • All our training sessions are held at Uphilos Center. For groups above five people we can train at any location in Kenya, above ten people any location within East Africa, and above twenty people at any location as per the client’s specifications.
  • Participants will be responsible for their travel, dinner, airport transfers, and other personal expenses.
  • Accommodation will be arranged upon request at a discounted price.
  • All payments should be made two weeks prior to the training for better logistics. Proof of payment should be sent to [email protected]
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