Reconciling polycentric administrative data: Improving drinking water security in rural Bangladesh



In Bangladesh, uncertainty of water quality, reliability, and affordability attached to largely unmonitored and privately managed water points pose significant risks to consumers, regulators, and service providers striving to achieve the goals of safely managed drinking water systems. This paper identifies the need to create information systems which aggregate data inputs from multiple sources, and derive value for multiple purposes. This paper, originally written as a project scoping document for TReNDS, builds on further work with REACH Water Security for the Poor Programme.

Read about supporting the process of matching new data technologies with multi-leveled decision-making processes in this paper.


Alexander M. Fischer, DPhil Candidate, University of Oxford – Smith School of Environment