Gallery: Smart Hand Pumps Could Provide Clean Water To Rural Communitie...



Mobile phone technology is being incorporated into water pumps in order to benefit rural communities across Africa. A team from Oxford University has placed data transmitters inside the pumps; if the pump breaks down, a text is instantly sent to a repair team. The scheme, which is described in the latest issue of the Journal of Hydroinformatics, will be tested in 70 villages throughout Kenya in order to help the thousands of families affected by the ongoing drought.

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