February 2024

WaterTRACS Program

Water Testing, Research, and Capacity Strengthening


Water quality data are vital for making informed decisions that enhance water safety. However, collecting and using these data requires skilled professionals and reliable systems. That’s why Aquaya’s WaterTRACS program focuses on three key areas: monitoring water quality, conducting research to translate data into action, and strengthening the capacity of water sector stakeholders. Through these activities, WaterTRACS aims to address the pressing needs of water quality management.

Key Areas

With financial support from the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation, The Aquaya Institute is collaborating with local universities and laboratories to enhance water quality testing capacity and is monitoring water quality in select districts in Ethiopia, Ghana, and Uganda. This three-year program (2023–2026) builds upon Aquaya’s prior Africa Water Quality Testing Fellowship pilot program (2021–2023).

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