CholeraMap: Using NASA Satellite Data to Help Warn People When Their Water is Unsafe
A Q&A between Boston Globe staff and Dr. Ali Shafqat Akanda, who works on CholeraMap, a project funded by RFF.
Dr. Ali Shafqat Akanda, an engineer whose expertise is in the intersections of water security, climate change, and global health, recently helped a team of researchers at various universities in the U.S. to develop CholeraMap. The app creates early-warning risk maps based on environmental conditions obtained from NASA satellite observations. The risks are then communicated to users.