Digital intelligence to manage water across the entire water supply chain

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A university in Kenya is using digital intelligence to better manage water across the entire water supply chain.

Data driven water management


Gilbert Nakweya

In this podcast, Kala Fleming, a water research scientist from IBM in Nairobi explains to SciDev.Net how they are using digital intelligence to manage water across the entire water supply chain in project she is spearheading.

Fleming and a team of other researchers from IBM are working with the Nairobi-based Catholic University of Eastern Africa, Langata Campus on water management. In this project, the University water tanks are equipped with digital sensors and data generated is streamed to IBM’s cloud-based data center via a mobile app.

The University is able to learn about their water supply and usage and as a result make data driven decisions and thus leveraging water management. “From a phone, the University can monitor water usage on the campus,” Fleming says.

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Willem Van Cotthem

Honorary Professor of Botany, University of Ghent (Belgium). Scientific Consultant for Desertification and Sustainable Development.