Priming the pump: exploring the impact of smart water pumps on communities in South Africa and Malawi, where water acces is problematic

Cooper, Nathan John (2014) Priming the pump: exploring the impact of smart water pumps on communities in South Africa and Malawi, where water acces is problematic. In: 11th International Conference on Hydroinformatics HIC 2014, 17 - 21 August 2014, New York City, USA.

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Abstract

Drawing in particular on recent empirical work in South Africa and Malawi, this paper
considers the potential that ‘SALT technology’ (sustainable, alternative, low-cost telemetry) has
to help realize the goal of sufficient water for everyone by improving the functioning of existing
infrastructure and by supporting swift and cheap access to information for all stakeholders. It is
suggested that pursuing a dual approach (offering water service providers improved monitoring
information, and making this information publically available) could result in a more efficient,
responsive, transparent and accountable system of water allocation.

Keywords:Smart pumps, Water supply
Subjects:L Social studies > L721 Economic Geography
D Veterinary Sciences, Agriculture and related subjects > D443 Water Resource Management
Divisions:College of Social Science > Lincoln Law School
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ID Code:16917
Deposited On:10 Mar 2015 10:57

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