The Challenge | Where's the Water?
Use satellite and other data to allow farmers, landowners, and land managers in your locale to identify and visualize water resources in their surroundings.
people around the world are struggling with polluted water. Tap water
is not always available, and even if it is, almost always unsuitable for
We’d like to help them find reliable water sources. Providing the means
with low-cost, easy-to-fabricate sensors, open-data, and existing
We set out our goals to:
- Build a cheap, modular sensor system to measure different qualities of water sources (such as pH, TDS, Conductivity, …)
- Build a crowdsourcing network to report water quality using your smartphone
- Combine as many
sources about water quality as we can find with the croudsourced
measurments, and identify deviations from usual measurment results using
anomaly detection algorithms
- Provide a machine
learning model capable of classifying possible reasons for the
pollutions based on the raw sensor measurements.
- Publish our results on an interactive map with our judgment about the water source and possible reasons for pollution.
- Track the changes of
water quality over time, which will increase our classification accuracy
over time and provide insights about where pollution is affecting our
environment the most.
With Whata, we hope change 2 things:
- increase awareness of water pollution, which is becoming a bigger and bigger challenge each day
- Reduce sickness or even death caused by lacking knowledge about the quality of water sources
Whata - save the planet, classify water.
- NodeMCU ESP8266
- PH value
- TDS, conductivity
- visual transmissivity
More information about our project on GitHub or on our website.