FOSS4G 2022 general tracks

Rural water supply mapping by using FOSS4G application in Rwanda
08-26, 09:30–10:00 (Europe/Rome), Modulo 0

Water and Sanitation Corporation (WASAC) started mapping rural water supply system in Rwanda since 2018. WASAC conducted the data collection by using QGIS, QField and PostGIS all over the country of Rwanda, and now all GIS data is available as open data and visualized in this website by using Mapbox Vector Tiles. WASAC is trying to achieve universal access to water in SDGs Goal 6 by keeping updating and utilizing GIS data.

We are developing GIS system as open source, and all of source code was developed in Github through WASAC organization repositories here under the collaboration with The United Nations Vector Tile Toolkit team. Our approach uses quite low-cost technologies which are more sustainable in low and middle-income countries. All our data is also available in OpenAFRICA.

Our achievements of the project were presented in previous global conference of FOSS4G 2019 Bucharest and FOSS4G 2021 Buenos Aires. In FOSS4G 2022, we would like to update our current situation of the GIS system to the community.

Jin IGARASHI is senior software engineer specializing in GIS field with 10 years of work experience in Japan and Eastern Africa. Developed various GIS applications in Fujitsu at the beginning of my career in Japan. Then, worked in Eastern Africa for water supply management by using GIS. Developed GIS systems for assets management of water supply facilities and Non-Revenue Water management and conducted trainings for FOSS4G (Free and Open Source for Geospatial) applications such as QGIS and PostGIS. Since 2020, I am involved in the development of Mapbox Vector Tiles application, and I am personally contributing my own open source projects for water utilities in Eastern Africa. In addition, I am also contributing to translate some QGIS documents and QGIS mobile solution - QField and Input to Japanese language. Currently, I am studying MSc Water, Sanitation and Health Engineering in University of Leeds, UK.

** Bachelor's Degree in surveying and geomatics Engineering***
** Master's Degree in Environmental Economics and Natural Resources Management ***

** GIS Consultant at Esri Rwanda
(Sept 2015 Up to June 2016)**

GIS Survey Officer at EDCL/REG
( 01 July 2016 Up 4 October 2019)
MIS Specialist at Water & Sanitation Corporation ***
( 07 October 2019 Up to date )*

Work at WASAC( Water and Sanitation Corporation in Rwanda) as a District Water and Sanitation Engineer.