Application of GIS Analysis in WASH (Water Sanitation and Hygiene) Programmes Course

Application of GIS Analysis in WASH (Water Sanitation and Hygiene) Programmes Course

# Course Date Duration Location Course fee: Registration
10 28/02/2022 To 04/03/2022 5 Days Nairobi Kenya USD 1,000
11 23/05/2022 To 27/05/2022 5 Days Nairobi Kenya USD 1,000
12 15/08/2022 To 19/08/2022 5 Days Nairobi Kenya USD 1,000
13 07/11/2022 To 11/11/2022 5 Days Nairobi Kenya USD 1,000


GIS in WASH programmes integration helps in implementing target based interventions as it help creating model of complex environment in a simpler and easier way for you to understand the environment and make proper and informed decisions.Free open source GIS software for both desktop and web application is opening up possibilities for capturing and processing geographical data, and then publishing maps via the internet. The focus of water sanitation and hygiene (WASH) programmes is promoting good environmental and personal hygiene in order to improve and protect health.


Who should apply?

Public health, Environmentalist, M & E Experts, Program Manager, Civil Engineers, , Epidemiologists, Quantitative health geographers, Exposure scientists, Students and Risk assessors.


5 Days


No knowledge of GIS is required. Participants will be working on their own laptop with Quantum GIS (QGIS)


Course Objectives

By completing this course, participants will be able to:-

  • Evaluate the spatial data requirements in Water Sanitation and Hygiene
  • Use GIS and RS as a tool for monitoring WASH projects Activities
  • Assess spatial data availability
  • Understand the importance of Spatial Data Infrastructure (SDI) in WASH programs
  • Use participatory GIS (PGIS) at community level
  • Carry out water and sanitation modeling using GIS
  • Collect data using Mobile data gathering tools
  • Carry out basic data analysis using statistical software’s
  • Design and implement their own GIS projects that integrate remote sensing data, GPS-based field information in a proper geospatial framework


 Key Concepts and Principles

  • Introduction to key concepts and principles in WASH
  • Everything happens somewhere
  • Geography and national spatial data infrastructure
  • Strategic role of geography   in WASH project implementation
  • Process for using geographic data and tools
  • Concepts and principles of  GIS
  • GIS Capabilities and Functions in the context of WASH
  • Spatial Data sources for WASH  and other related issues
  • National infrastructure for spatial data
  • Introduction to Quantum GIS(QGIS) and its user interface
  • GIS advantages for M&E in WASH
  • Case study: Using GIS in assessing informal urban settlement WASH programs


GIS Data Management for WASH

  • Collecting data  in WASH context using  GPS
  • Using GPS utility software for managing and downloading and managing data
  • Using Mobile Phones for GIS collecting data on WASH indicators
  • Importing GPS data to Quantum GIS
  • Soft skills on key data analysis in EXCEL
  • GIS Mapping of WASH indicators
  • Create new WASH indicators map layers using internal and local data
  • Styling and symbolization
  • Mapping resources/Project activities
  • Facilitated practical exercises in map making and presentation using project’s data
  • Spatially join and aggregate point data to create maps of different theme
  • Building and coding the new variables
  • Digitizing and scanning of maps to create a base map for WASH project area
  • Case study: GIS in monitoring sustainable rural water supply


GIS and Remote Sensing as a tool in monitoring WASH projects

  • Import and project map layers for a local analysis
  • Project maps for WASH-data analysis at different geographic scales
  • Reducing GIS data from large coverage to an area of interest
  • Cutting points of interest in image datasets
  • Techniques of overlying GIS data
  • Extracting subsets of GIS data for mapping
  • Multi Criteria analysis and its application in WASH
  • Understand  map layers in GIS
  • Composing a GIS layout from WASH indicators
  • Bringing tabular data into a GIS (Excel, SPSS, Access etc.)
  • Connecting  visual map features and tabular data
  • Selecting subsets of map features from geo processing
  • Use data sorting records and labeling indicators  to produce information
  • Composing a map
  • Case study: Use of GIS in siting suitable location for solid waste landfill


Designing maps for WASH indicators

  • Design and build numeric scales for mapping attributes
  • Symbolize numeric scales for points using size-graduated point markers
  • Mapping the relationship of two variables
  • Build professional map' layouts for presentations and reports
  • Export map layouts as image files
  • Export map layouts as PDF files
  • GIS mapping of most at risk populations (MARPS)
  • Case study: GIS for WASH in emergency
  • Case study:Using GIS in monitoring WASH in schools projects


Online Publishing of maps and GIS outputs

  • Working with Google Maps and Fusion Tables to publish WASH output data
  • Publishing WASH data into other web based platforms
  • Case study:  Applying Participatory GIS in Community-Led Total Sanitation

General Notes

·         All our courses can be Tailor-made to participants needs

·         The participant must be conversant with English

·         Presentations are well guided, practical exercise, web based tutorials and group work. Our facilitators are expert with more than 10years of experience.

·         Upon completion of training the participant will be issued with Foscore development center certificate (FDC-K)

·         Training will be done at Foscore development center (FDC-K) center in Nairobi Kenya. We also offer more than five participants training at requested location within Kenya, more than ten participant within east Africa and more than twenty participant all over the world.

·         Course duration is flexible and the contents can be modified to fit any number of days.

·         The course fee includes facilitation training materials, 2 coffee breaks, buffet lunch and a Certificate of successful completion of Training. Participants will be responsible for their own travel expenses and arrangements, airport transfers, visa application dinners, health/accident insurance and other personal expenses.

·         Accommodation, pickup, freight booking and Visa processing arrangement, are done on request, at discounted prices.

·         One year free Consultation and Coaching provided after the course.

·         Register as a group of more than two and enjoy discount of (10% to 50%) plus five hour adventure drive to the National game park, in Nairobi.

·         Payment should be done two week before commence of the training, to FOSCORE DEVELOPMENT CENTER account, so as to enable us prepare better for you.


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