Mobile phones to monitor Malawi water

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Malawi has started new water-monitoring technology using mobile phones, which has been pioneered by an international NGO based in Blantyre called Water for People. The new form of monitoring technology is called Field Level Operation Watch (FLOW).

FLOW utilises cutting edge technology including Android cell phone technology and Google Earth software, to collect and share information about water supply points.

Water for People’s Malawi’s Country Director Kate Harawa said the new technology provides anyone on the internet with access to crucial data for projects supported by her institution or other organisations.