Akvo – An open source project for Water and Sanitation
Spent some time last night speaking with the Akvo team.
We have been working together for some time now and its great to see their project take off.
See some videos from their last workshop with partners.
I think Akvo.org is one of the more innovative open sources projects in the Netherlands. Although it is not part of their official business plan (and what ever is with an innovative project?), i think the Akvo system has a lot of potential for the future, beyond its initial scope – reducing the numbers who lack clean water and proper sanitation in the world. The team has developed an incredible library and a number of tools that could be applied in so many different ways. I imagine there are a lot of organizations who would be happy to have a system like what Akvo has put together.
Would be great to start thinking about its different applications and to start brainstorming ways this process could take shape.
I look forward to them taking this project forward and certainly believe there are exciting times ahead!