Smart Water Project Expands IoT Solution

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Submitted by Qualcomm Corporation

MÉRIDA, Mexico, August 1, 2022 / CSRwire/ – Qualcomm Incorporated, through the Qualcomm® Wireless Reach™ Initiative; Tekax City Council; Yucatan Secretariat for Sustainable Development, Social Intelligence Unit; Grupo LAN, Kanan Kab Proteción del Mundo AC and Colectividad Razontura today announced the expansion of the Smart Water project to reach communities in Tekax.

In this next phase, the smart water project will serve approximately 1,000 households who obtain water from the aquifer. The project uses a 4G wireless network, smart sensors powered by Qualcomm® wireless technology and Dime H.2Hey mobile app.

Through the Smart Water app, accurate data is shared in real time with community members to increase awareness and understanding of water quality and care in the local community. An Internet of Things (IoT) sensor system sends alerts to water authorities when water quality standards are outside the normal range, enabling corrective actions.

Since 2019, the Smart Water Project has leveraged technology powered by Qualcomm to provide accurate, real-time data to local water authorities and community members in Mérida, the largest city in Yucatan.

In Merida and Tekax, the only source of drinking water is the aquifer that is highly vulnerable to pollution from human activities. Access to clean water is important, especially when a community’s water sources are prone to pollution.

A key educational component of the project is hosting Ferias del Agua (water fairs) where community members raise awareness about water conservation and water pollution prevention, gain information about water quality, and develop skills to understand data. These exhibitions and outreach events, which are carried out in collaboration with local community organizations, include interactive activities and encourage the use of Dime H2Hey app.

The Smart Water Project contributes to the sustainable water management of our aquifers by engaging communities in keeping the aquifer free of pollution and pollution. We are very proud of our collaboration with Qualcomm through the Wireless Access Initiative, SIU and working together to improve water quality in the city of Tekax.”

The results of the first phase of the Smart Water Project include operational efficiencies, as well as more effective management and improved public knowledge of water quality:

  • 80% less time spent by government employees collecting measurements.
  • 88% of the water quality index measurements were within Mexican water quality standards due to the Water Authority’s improved water quality monitoring process.
  • Nearly 100% of household representatives reported increased confidence in knowledge of water quality after participating in water education campaign activities.

Hector Marin, Senior Director of Government Affairs, QUALCOMM International, Inc.

About Qualcomm

Qualcomm is the global leader in wireless technology innovation and the driving force behind the development, launch, and expansion of 5G. When we connected the phone to the Internet, the mobile phone revolution was born. Today, our core technologies enable the mobile ecosystem and are found in every 3G, 4G and 5G smartphone. We bring the benefits of mobile to new industries including automobiles, Internet of things and computing, and we are leading the way to a world where everything and everyone can communicate and interact seamlessly.

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About the Qualcomm Wireless Reach Initiative

Wireless Reach invests in sustainable projects that demonstrate innovative uses of wireless technology to advance economic and social development globally. Our projects promote entrepreneurship, aid public safety, enhance health care delivery, enrich teaching and learning, and improve environmental sustainability. Since 2006, Wireless Reach has benefited more than 20 million people.

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About SIU

The Social Intelligence Unit (SIU) is a research center dedicated to measuring the social impact of information and communication technology (ICT). SIU is dedicated to promoting initiatives that, through the use of digital technologies, improve people’s lives. Our analyst focuses on the impact of broadband adoption, mobile applications, Internet access, telecom infrastructure development, and the gender gap in ICT access.

For more information about our studies, articles and analyzes, visit the SIU website, Twitterand Facebook Pages.

Around Canaan Cap

Kanan Kab Protección del Mundo, AC is a non-profit organization that contributes to the formation of deep environmental awareness, promotes the conservation and sustainable use of forest ecosystems in the city of Mérida and Yucatan State, supports the preparation and implementation of conservation and reforestation strategies, working alongside community, civic organizations, academic institutions and the sector Private and local, state, and federal government agencies.

About Collectivedad Razonatora

Colectividad Razonatura AC emerged as a non-profit organization, supporting and promoting sustainable development and conservation of natural resources throughout Mexico. Razonatura is designed by professionals specializing in a variety of areas of research and expertise to promote development alternatives and rational use of natural resources, as well as to promote social equality in harmony with the environment.

About Grupo LAN

Grupo LAN has 22 years of experience providing technology infrastructure and turnkey software solutions, developing customized solutions to improve our customers’ operations. In our portfolio there are software and mobile applications developed for global companies with significant positive impacts in their operations.

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