The prestigious INGO to launch a Funding Campaign in 2020
Dili, November 2019A delegation of WaterAid UK recently visited Similie HQ in Timor-Leste to further increase the relationship between the two organisations and to learn more about the water supply monitoring systems Similie is implementing for WaterAid Timor-Leste.
The start point of the visit was to understand the tech solution and approach Similie has delivered to WaterAid Timor-Leste to support local communities with a water supply monitoring system in locations heavily impacted by climate change. WaterAid’s UK communications team spent two days with Similie, one in the Municipality of Liquica, where they had the chance to see first-hand the installation of an Ai Water Supply Monitoring System. Ai is Similie’s IoT device that collects and transmits data in real-time to One – Similie’s cloud-based platform that analyses the data and creates actionable alerts to respond to water supply needs.
On the second day, the WaterAid UK team visited Similie HQ to learn more about the application of its technologies, products and approach Similie adopts in all its projects – a combination of tech, training and change management to increase adoption and sustainability.
WaterAid’s visit also included an even more exciting reason: to capture footage and to develop content for a funding campaign that will feature Similie’s technology. In March, WaterAid UK will release the funding campaign, targeting WaterAid donors to raise funds to install more water supply monitoring devices across Timor-Leste. In addition, WaterAid UK will create a short video about the vulnerability of community water supplies in Timor-Leste to climate change. The main purpose of this video is to support WaterAid UK’s climate change programs for 2020.
Craig McVeigh, Similie’s CEO unfolds: “For Similie to receive this type of attention to its technologies and programs from WaterAid, one of the largest WASH sector INGO’s in the world, is a massive endorsement. It reinforces that Similie’s innovations are unique and game changing for water supply service delivery.”
By the middle of this year Similie will install up to fifteen more Water Supply Monitoring Devices and its R&D team are now busy piloting new water meters at the household level. This will be a major step forward for empowering water managers with the tools necessary to better manage water supplies and for communities to receive better water supply services.