Open Knowledge

Water Quality 45% open


What data is expected?

Data, measured at the water source, on the quality of water is essential for both the delivery of services and the prevention of diseases. In order to satisfy the minimum requirements for this category, data should be available on level of the following chemicals by water source and be updated at least weekly:

  • fecal coliform
  • arsenic
  • fluoride levels
  • nitrates
  • TDS (Total dissolved solids)

What data is available

  •   Openly licensed? No (No URL given)
  •   Is the data available for free? Yes
  •   Is the data machine readable? No (n/a)
  •   Available in bulk? No
  •   Is the data provided on a timely and up to date basis? Yes
  •   Publicly available? Yes(as Sistema de Información Ambiental Colombiano-SIAC published by Instituto de Hidrología, Meteorología y Estudios Ambientales-IDEAM, Contacto: Leonardo Cárdenas, jefe de sistemas. Contacto:
  •   Is data in digital form? Yes
  •   Is the data available online? Yes (Here)
  •   Does the data exist? Yes


Se incluye el visor con el sistema de información ambiental en Colombia-SIAC. En la url podrá encontrar el contenido del SIAC, con datos de calidad del agua.

Por otra parte, podrá encontrar en las siguientes url más información con el estado del agua en Colombia:

Reviewer comments

The water quality data does exist per resource with the right parameters. However, the system is not easy to use. It does not allow download of the data in bulk of machine readable format, and it is not openly licensed.



  • Mor Rubinstein


  • Juan Felipe Devia Rodriguez