Integrated low cost water sensors for real- time river water monitoring and decision- making

WAQM 2017_IIT Delhi-NIST Project

This project focuses on providing solutions to issue of lack of field-adjusted low –cost and energy-sufficient sensors for measuring water quality parameters(primarily COD, microbial indicators, temperature, turbidity, nitrogen content) and water resource-related parameters (primarily water flow rate, elevation, depth, pH etc.) which are important for water-related decision-making process. The Indo-US team aims to achieve this goal using four interconnected work packages (Figure 1) which focus on following research vectors: sensor development (RV1), energy harvesting system(RV2), wireless networking (RV3), and analytics(RV4). The proposed prototype early warning system will use real-time field data from sensors and modelling for predicting water quality at different locations for warning purposes.