Co-creating urban water information systems

Co-creating urban water information systems

Digitologias Belo Jardim A 3-months conference (Oct 27 - Dec 19, 2017) in Belo Jardim, Northeast Brazil had the aim to collect and manage water and sanitation data on the city of Belo Jardim together with different actors. The city is located in Brazil’s hills of the north-east semi-arid region. It was once “The city of the waters”, but climate changes are making Belo Jardim pass long periods of years with no rain and restrict access to water. This oasis has on its 20-year-old established industries the main responsible for the 4th GPD on Pernambuco state but at the same time extremely dependent on water resources. As consequence, the vast majority of the population have no local knowledge about water springs, water quality, it’s access, treatment, and levels of pollutants. The project was a cooperation between students, teachers, citizens, NGO, industrial sector and the municipality. A web platform is responsible to co-collect and analyses the data: saneamentomunicipal.org - a small startup on sanitation from Brazil. As an educational project,...
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ColaborAmerica 2017

ColaborAmerica 2017

We finished 2017 with the first GIG meeting in Latin America. The gathering happened at ColaborAmerica, one of the biggest festivals in new economies in the continent, that took place in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, from November 23th to 25th, and was co-organized by Olabi, one of our GIG associates in Brazil. More than 2.500 innovators, makers, entrepreneurs and change makers attended the 3-days event, that had a makerspace organized by GIG and Olabi. Giggers from Rwanda, Kenya, USA, Germany, and other parts of Brazil was there leading activities. The next Colaboramerica edition is already being created and GIG continues as an institutional and content partner. For more impressions check flic.kr/olabi-makerspace/albums...
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