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Opportunities for the Internet of Things in the Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Domain

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Conference paper

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- Trends

- Internet Access, Affordability And Use

Author(s): Paula Kotzé and Louis Coetzee

Impact/Outcome:Monitoring use through sensors and mobile-based technologies may assist in detecting/reporting denied or restricted access to sanitation facilities and/or water resources. Using mobile-based technologies linked to sensors, communities can contribute to improving their own WASH context. Accountability: Armed with the data from the community based IoT solutions, entities responsible for maintenance and planning can make evidence-based decisions.Valid and justifiable choices have a higher probability for impact.With the inclusion of communities and the ability to solve that community’s specific challenge, the probability of a sustainable intervention is higher. Trends: of IoT in the WASH domain in South Africa (and Africa). Currently the only real use of IoT related technology in South Africa is in the smart water (safely managed) management domain, primarily in metropolitan areas, to measure the amount of improved water use and payment therefor


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South Africa,

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