The iMoMo Innovation HUB is fostering the development and deployment of new information and communication technologies (ICT) that are geared at crowdsourced data collection, online data synthesis and analysis as well as the distribution / exchange of the resulting knowledge for better decision-making in the water sector. It is shaping an industry trend.
NEEDS IDENTIFICATION: Traditional water monitoring and management is too often a story of failures and inefficient investments. This greatly hampers any effort towards effective decision-support for integrated water resources management, especially in places where resource scarcity, high variability in supplies and strong growth in water demand overlap with agency underfunding. The arid and semi-arid developing world regions rank here most prominently.
For addressing these issues most effectively, the needs-driven iMoMo approach starts with the identification of data and information gaps and emphasises co-design of solutions with all stakeholders involved.