Tracking and notification enabled remote water quality monitoring system

Mlanjeni Tikiso, Elie Ngomseu Mambou, Theo G. Swart

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Many countries in the world, in particular the least developed ones, face the challenge of unhealthy drinking water. In this paper, the design and implementation of a trackable and notification-enabled remote water quality monitoring system prototype is proposed to mitigate this problem. The system is aimed at remotely monitoring the quality of water in fixed or erected and motorized or mobile storage water tanks. The system can be adopted for use by countries to enhance their rural villages' water supply schemes and to help remote villages have access to clean and healthy drinking water. Besides quality monitoring, the system also features location tracking in the case of motorized tanks, which get transported to different destinations as part of the rural water supply schemes.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of 2021 IEEE AFRICON, AFRICON 2021
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
ISBN (Electronic)9781665419840
Publication statusPublished - 13 Sept 2021
Event2021 IEEE AFRICON, AFRICON 2021 - Virtual, Arusha, Tanzania, United Republic of
Duration: 13 Sept 202115 Sept 2021

Publication series

NameIEEE AFRICON Conference
ISSN (Print)2153-0025
ISSN (Electronic)2153-0033


Conference2021 IEEE AFRICON, AFRICON 2021
Country/TerritoryTanzania, United Republic of
CityVirtual, Arusha


  • GPS
  • GSM
  • Location tracking
  • Remote monitoring
  • Turbidity
  • Water level
  • Water quality

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science Applications
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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