Let's imagine a situation involving two parties: farmers who rely on river water for irrigation, and households, who without a proper wastewater system, dump their wastewater in the streets. This water eventually makes its way down into the river.
For the farmers, this is a serious issue! If they irrigate their crops with polluted water not only does this ruin their crops, but also negatively impacts their reputation, and their ability to trade in the global market.
This is where SeeSaw comes in.
Our systems are an excellent way to "track" when sewage or wastewater spills have contaminated the river, and alert the farmers in real-time.
A record for this portion of the river is created, and new information is collected using various different methods. This information can then be retrieved by anyone, in a variety of ways, no matter what day or what time.
So what sort of information do you need? And how can it be collected?
Snapture - It's as easy as 'click', 'click', 'click'
The group of farmers that use river water to irrigate their crops has a farming committee. One member of the committee, Justin, is responsible for tracking contamination in the river. Each morning, Justin walks down to the river and uses Snapture, an Android application that allows him to send in photos and take pictures of codes (similar to QR codes) to relay information.
Justin uses Snapture to answer, among other questions, "Is there contamination today?" and "How large is the contamination?" Justin can also take a picture of the contamination itself.
There are a few perks of Snapture that make it quite easy for Justin to use. First, Justin doesn't have to read anything on the screen so bright sunshine isn't a problem. Second, Justin might want to do an on-site water quality test to determine the potability of the water. As Justin doesn't type anything into the app, he can still collect information even if he is wearing gloves.
Picture taking has never been easier: just press the volume buttons to snap a pic.