Inland regions of Spain, such as Aragon, encourage active tourism to boost the economy of the region. In this adventure tourism, monitoring water can indicate which areas are cleanest and safest for adventurers. Thus, the good health of the rivers has a direct impact on the local economy.
Scotland, UK uses Libelium Smart Water devices to monitor the water quality of salmon sea farms. The sensors deployed at farms around the archipelago allow staff to measure pH, oxygen, salinity and temperature levels and keep a close eye on the well-being of their stock 24 hours.
The Norwegian Geotechnical Institute (NGI) is an international centre for research and consultancy in engineering related geosciences headquartered in Oslo. They have worldwide partnerships identifying solutions and assisting authorities and industry in cleaning up contaminated soil, rock, sediment and groundwater. For one of these solutions it was assisted by Libelium devices with successful results.
Libelium’s partner company Aridea Solutions are currently performing a joint pilot project with its partner SaskTel using the Plug and Sense! platform to help predict harmful water levels for a water treatment facility.
Drones, Sensors and Blockchain for water quality control in the Volga river to promote trustworthy data and transparency
In Russia, approximately 70% of drinking water comes from surface, while the rest comes from groundwater. Twenty-five per cent of the world’s fresh water is located in Russian territories.
Unfortunately, water pollution is a major issue in this country, with more than 10 million Russians currently lacking access to quality drinking water. According to the Russian regulatory bodies, around 35 to 60% of total reserves of drinking water do not meet sanitary standards. This fact favors the proliferation of health issues in many cities and villages across the country, as only 8% of the wastewater is correctly treated before being returned to the waterways.