Welcome to Water Point Mapping System (WPMS) Tanzania Official Website
These are initiatives of the Government of Tanzania through Ministry of Water to collect and establish the baseline information being a basis of better service delivery.
Defining the process, Water Point Mapping is the process of locating water infrastructure and collecting related information using any available technology, the information that is collected is later on subjected to different uses.
On the other hand, Water Point Mapping System is an integration of hardware, software, methodologies, data, processes and users dedicated to collecting, storing, processing and analyzing water related information and giving feedback for public use. Water Point Mapping System supports local level planning and can improve accountability for water sector performance at local and national levels.
Water Point Mapping (WPM) helps in monitoring the distribution and status of water points and can be used to inform the planning of investments to improve water supply coverage. In rural areas, WPM is most often used to highlight issues of equity and functionality at district level.
WPM supports the process of establishing a baseline of water supply coverage and regular reporting as part of sector performance monitoring (SPM). As such WPM activities can be seen as part of a broader strategy among country programmes to engage with and influence sector dialogue towards permanent sustainable rural water supply services at local, national and regional levels.