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.

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Date

July 12, 2021

News Type

Media Highlight

Source

The Boston Globe

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.