Securing safe water through Cloud Computing

reblogged from the Microsoft Research blog

Kenji Takeda, Solution Architect and Technical Manager, Microsoft Research

Jacob Katuva used to get up at dawn to cycle 12 miles from his village to collect water with his uncles and cousins when he was growing up in Kenya.  Now he is part of a research team at Oxford University using cloud computing and mobile sensors to monitor water wells and help ensure that thousands of villages in rural Africa and Asia have a safe, secure supply of water.

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