SIASAR – Rural Water and Sanitation Information System – is a joint initiative launched by the governments of Honduras, Nicaragua and Panama with the strategic objective of having a basic, updated, comparative information tool on rural water supply and sanitation services in a country. The SIASAR platform includes methodologies and tools which are combined to cover the whole of the foreseen work cycle in the conceptual model, that can be summarized as follows
It spells out an accurate methodology to gather data directly in the field using mobile devices.
All data can be edited after being collected in the field and before their review and validation.
To ensure quality of the data, they are validated before final data uploading.
The core of SIASAR is its consultation and analysis capabilities. SIASAR has designed a series of indicators and a classification system on the status of each of the sector’s elements.
The reports are designed to facilitate review and validation in the field by the local technical teams, and allow other users (sectoral experts, the public at large, etc.) to analyze the information generated.