Measuring surface water quality using a low-cost sensor kit within the context of rural Africa

Allard Oelen, Chris Van Aart, Victor De Boer

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Monitoring water quality is done for a variety of reasons, including to determine whether water is suitable for drinking or agricultural purposes. In rural areas of Africa the traditional way of measuring water quality can be costly and time consuming. In this research, we have developed a low-cost water quality measuring device that designed to operate in the context of rural Africa. Firstly we select appropriate water quality sensors. Secondly we developed a water quality monitoring device that takes the contextual requirements and constraints of rural Africa into account. Lastly the device is evaluated and tested using water samples that were collected in rural Africa.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationPerspectives on ICT4D
Subtitle of host publicationProceedings of the 5th International Symposium "Perspectives on ICT4D" co-located with 10th ACM Web Science Conference (WebSci'18). Amsterdam, the Netherlands, May 27, 2018.
PublisherCEUR Workshop Proceedings
Number of pages6
Publication statusPublished - 2018
Event5th International Symposium "Perspectives on ICT4D", P-ICT4D 2018 - Amsterdam, Netherlands
Duration: 27 May 2018 → …

Publication series

NameCEUR Workshop Proceedings
PublisherCEUR Workshop Proceedings
ISSN (Print)1613-0073


Conference5th International Symposium "Perspectives on ICT4D", P-ICT4D 2018
Period27/05/18 → …


  • ICT4D
  • IoT4D
  • Low-cost sensor kit
  • Water quality monitoring


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