|Paper Title:||Mobile Crowd Participation as a Research and Monitoring Tool in Small-Scale Piped Water Supply|
|Paper Topic:||Internet of Things|
|Presenter Name:||Mrs Annemarie Mink|
|Company/Organisation:||Delft University of Technology, Faculty of Civil Engineering and Geosciences|
Paper Information :
In the arsenic-contaminated Ganges-Brahmaputra-Meghna Delta in India and Bangladesh, Small-scale Piped Water Supply (SPWS) seems a promising way to provide safe drinking water to peri-urban households in the region. Stakeholder interaction and participation seems to be important for a successful design, implementation and acceptance of such systems. To involve the potential users in research and monitoring of the water supply system, Mobile Crowd Participation (MCP) can be deployed, as coverage and internet access is rapidly increasing and it allows for real-time monitoring and a dialogue with the end-user. In this paper two initial surveys are presented which identify the relevance and acceptability of SPWS and of using MCP as a research and monitoring tool.