Launching a Scorecard to Monitor Water Quality at the Station Level in Ghana
By: Safe Water Network | Rabin Valluri | Joseph Owusu-Ansah | David Vordzorgbe
Safe Water Network teams in the US and Ghana developed and launched a Water Quality Scorecard as part of a comprehensive Water Quality Management Program. The Scorecard analyzes the parameters listed within Ghana’s National Drinking Water Quality Framework, specifically water station economics and the management of in-country testing and transport.
The new scorecard tracks water quality improvement and prompts improvements pertaining to quality and consistency. It has been a useful tool in evaluating microbial indicator organisms that are indigenous to Ghana. And the upgraded scorecard combines third-party water testing with station-level monitoring parameters for a more comprehensive analysis.
- National Drinking Water Quality Management Framework for Ghana: “Prevention is better than cure”
- World Health Organization’s Guidelines for drinking-water quality
- UNICEF’s Updated global estimates for WASH in households: the world is off track for SDG WASH targets
- GEMStat4 from the UN Environment Programme
- AQUAStat5 from the UN Food and Agriculture Organization