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On the design of a Water Quality Wireless Sensor Network (WQWSN): an Application to Water Quality Monitoring in Malawi

Zennaro, M, G Dogan, Z Cao, M Bahader, H Ntareme and A Bagula (2009) On the design of a Water Quality Wireless Sensor Network (WQWSN): an Application to Water Quality Monitoring in Malawi . In Mieso, Denko, Eds. Proceedings IEEE NGWMN 2009, Vienna, Austria.

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Abstract

More than one billion people lack access to safe drinking water in the world. Providing a way to measure automatically water quality will help tackle this problem. This paper presents the design of a water quality measuring system and proposes a prototype implementation of a water quality wireless sensor network (WQWSN) as a solution to this challenging problem. When applied to developing countries, the design and implementation of such a system must take into consideration the difficult environment in which it will operate. An application to water quality measurement in Malawi reveals the relevance of using our novel solution to mitigate two challenging issues: energy consumption of the system and the inter-networking problem.

EPrint Type:Conference Paper
Keywords:Intelligent sensors; water quality; wireless sensor
network; Malawi
Subjects:C Computer Systems Organization: C.2 COMPUTER-COMMUNICATION NETWORKS
ID Code:553
Deposited By:Bagula, Antoine
Deposited On:30 November 2009