IoT Water Control Management (WCM)

A management system for water quality, control and distribution in poor regions.

WCM seeks to build a reliable water system in poor regions through the measurement and control of water quality via mobile-web based system.

Use Case

Our project raised from real-world needs in refugee camps and poor regions in Brazil. Our members in the Azraq refugee camp reported a lack of structure to have access to water so that they are not able to use water for planting or drinking. Sometimes they do not have water due to lack of planning, and families need to buy filter or water to use better water.Thus, families do not consider activities where they rely on water resources due to bad quality and access. This problem is common in similar regions such as Sertão or Ribeirinhos. We created a solution that can help local staff and government to manage and improve water quality and provide better water quality and water resources to poor families and small farms. Thus, they can foster agricultural practices with better water.

Potential

We are not working with assumptions. We are relying on a real problem in fragile settings, such as refugee camps. However, the number of refugee camps has been increasing over the last decades, and fragile settings (like favelas) are facing similar problems related to water and infrastructure. Given the context in which our project was created, we strongly believe in the transferability of our concept since it is based on a real scenario that influenced the decision making for each technology used in this project. Before changing the world, we want to provide better life quality to 1.1 billion people living in extreme poverty condition or fragile settings by giving access to high-quality water as a resource for drinking and planning.

Business Case

We will offer to local staffs and NGOs in charge to provide resources to fragile settings. These stakeholders can use WCM to monitor water consumption and manage water quality and resources, so that families can use that properly for planting and drinking, for example. After, we intend to offer our product for small farms through a modular solution adapted for different needs. In fragile settings, we want to charge as lowest as possible with all modules (~USD 389 + taxes). In terms of small farms, we want to offer online data analysis (~USD 49,90 monthly) in addition to customized modules (~USD 40ea) to support the main system (~USD 249 + taxes). The distribution will be through local retail, company's website and be selling parts individually. The free app will be available online.

Objectives:

  1. WCM is an IoT-based mobile water access and quality monitoring system that provides water efficiency for all-purpose in poor regions.
  2. Delivers real-time measurement and monitoring of water quality at the point of origin where residuals affect the water.
  3. Installed at water tanks and yield data on water consumption and quality for continuous analysis through a statistical algorithm.

Team IoT Water Control Management

Azraq Refugee Camp, Jordan

Our Team

Our Mission

We are an interdisciplinary and cross-cultural team with technical competencies and social awareness interested in enabling water quality management system to effectively practice sustainability. The WCM was designed for poor regions, low-resource families, small farms, and local staff in fragile settings who are interested in solutions that support control water access, consumption, water distribution efficiency, improved quality of life, and web-mobile based data analysis of water condition.

Our Background

Hatem and Obai are from Syria and they live in the Azraq refugee camp, Jordan. Both students took engineering course where they learned engineering design process to solve this problem. Claudio, Brazilian, is a Ph.D. engineering student at Purdue University with expertise in electronic devices and programming. Samuel and William are undergraduate students in Brazil in mechanical engineering. Skills and motivation to improve the world came together to create the IoT Water Control Management.

Our Team

Our Mission

We are an interdisciplinary and cross-cultural team with technical competencies and social awareness interested in enabling water quality management system to effectively practice sustainability. The WCM was designed ...Read More

Our Background

Hatem and Obai are from Syria and they live in the Azraq refugee camp, Jordan. Both students took engineering course where they learned engineering design process to solve ...Read More

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The information contained here represents student project ideas developed as the result of brainstorming activities during Round 1 of the TFF Challenge. It does not represent any final business plans or commercial products.