Water Quality 0% open


What data is expected?

Data, measured at the water source, on the quality of water is essential for both the delivery of services and the prevention of diseases. The Index either looks at the quality of designated drinking water sources, or of environmental water sources (if drinking water data is not available). See our methodology for more information. In order to satisfy the minimum requirements for this category, data should be available on level of the following chemicals by water source.

  • Fecal coliform
  • Arsenic
  • Fluoride levels
  • Nitrates
  • Total Dissolved Solids
  • Data per water source
  • Available for entire country

How open is the data?

All answers

Question Answer Comment
In an open and machine-readable format
Collected by government No
collector_non_gov There is no single agency responsible. Responsible agencies are confused. Municipalities in every city, Ministry of Health at national level and Water and Canalization Company of Afghanistan at national level are responsible for providing clean water for ctizens. There is no data online by any of the three agencies.

After reviewing the submission and researching independently I have to agree with the assessment that there is no single agency responsible for collecting or aggregating water quality data. The system seems to be decentralized, however while other countries clearly make data collection a policy requirement, there seems to be no such requirement for Afghanistan.

Meta data

Data location   Unknown
Data licence   Unknown
Data format   Unknown
Reviewer   Nisha Thompson
Submitters   anonymous
Last modified   Thu Dec 15 2016 11:17:58 GMT+0000 (UTC)