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TitleRemote monitoring of privately managed rural water supplies using Grundfos LIFELINK
Publication TypeMiscellaneous
Year of Publication2013
AuthorsArmstrong, A, Melchers, C, Bazira, M

Technologies that allow rural water system performance to be tracked and managed remotely are becoming increasingly relevant as delivery models that share operational and administrative responsibilities among public and private stakeholders begin to be explored. Water Missions International is utilising one such technology to monitor rural water supply systems implemented under its "TradeWater" private service delivery programme. The LIFELINK system developed by Grundfos is an automated water distribution point that is integrated with a secure payment facility and real-time GSM monitoring system. The LIFELINK system encourages accountability and transparency while allowing an extensive amount of water use data to be collected and used to develop water businesses.
This paper summarises LIFELINK monitoring data available to date for TradeWater operations in Uganda and Malawi.



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