Field Level Operations Watch
THE FLOW REVOLUTION: NO MORE SPECULATION AND REPLICATING FAILURE; REAL RESULTS
In a world littered by failed or abandoned water systems and people desperate for safe water, something had to change. Water For People’s activated a game-changing, life-transforming solution.
We’re using an on-the-ground, remote technology called FLOW: Field Level Operations Watch. FLOW broadcasts immediate, instant reports about whether our water and sanitation projects are working or failing, injecting a whole new level of transparency, efficiency, and accountability to our work.
HOW IT WORKS: SIMPLE BUT POWERFUL
Combining Android cell phone technology and Google Earth software, FLOW lets field workers, volunteers, our partners and others record data from tens of thousands of water points around the world. That information is then displayed on our online global map to signal whether a project is up and running, broken, or on the verge of disrepair and needs quick action.
FLOW is revolutionary in offering proof of our progress, our successes, and yes, our setbacks, so we can better serve our communities.
TAKE A VIRTUAL JOURNEY AND WITNESS A PROJECT IN ACTION!
Now, when we say a project is working, we can prove it to you. Watch it all unfold with us. Pick an area of the world and see for yourself!
IS THE WATER STILL RUNNING?
Speaking at PopTech during a session called "How Not To Change the World", CEO Ned Breslin explores the importance of asking this question and following up whenever we intervene in anyone's life. We cannot afford to replicate failure. We must not accept it when people walk past broken water points.