REACH building water security through the cloud

Oxford’s REACH Programme using Microsoft’s cloud-based solutions to analyse smart pump data in rural Africa.

Microsoft Research recently profiled the research of the Oxford-led REACH programme, a 7-year collaboration funded by DFID to improve water security in rural Africa and Asia. REACH researchers used a Microsoft cloud-based system to gather and analyse data collected from smart hand pumps in rural Kenya. Sensors integrated within the hand pump measure movement and vibration from usage. This information is sent to the cloud via SMS where it is subject to further analysis providing insight into groundwater depth and pump performance.

For more information on how Microsoft’s cloud-based tools are helping REACH scale up its research visit the blog post here.

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