Scaling to create value
20,000+ observations and counting! In February 2023, our service was rolled out to 70+ monitoring stations of Malawi's Department of Water Resources and the Department of Climate Change & Meteorological Services. Stations are located across Malawi to gather information that supports the Government's efforts in managing water and climate risks.
We ramped up capacity building to enable true community engagement. Consistently, the Gauge Readers and Observers send observations above 80% of time and quality requirement (surpassing WMO standard).
The resilience of manual observations was evident after Cyclone Freddy March 2023, when many returned to sending measurement and easily reported if equipment needed repair.
Government of Malawi
Department of Water Resources
Department of Climate Change & Meteorlogical Services
35 River level stations
38 Rainfall level stations
WMO Region I
Swedish Innovation Agency
20,000+ observations of river levels and rainfall collected daily after six months piloting
Deployment with in-field training took just over a week
Staff at DWR and DCCMS and district offices access their data in near real-time