Non-traditional Water Monitoring through Local Involvement [iMoMo Global]
Paucity of Water Data
Data for water resources management and planning are crucial. However, traditional water monitoring and management is too often a story of failures and inefficient investments. This greatly hampers any effort towards effective decision-support for integrated water resources management in places where pronounced resource scarcity, high variability in supplies and strong growth in water demand overlap with agency underfunding. The arid and semi-arid developing world regions rank here most prominently.
Low-cost and High-tech Crowd-Sensing
Monitoring through mobile crowd-sensing and local involvement can fill existing observation gaps. Non-traditional data can complement data from in-situ stations and remote sensing.
The iMoMo Project
The iMoMo Project was supported by the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation from 2012 through 2017. The project
fostered innovation in low-cost, high-tech,non-traditional, people-centered observations and monitoring
focused on the modernisation of the pathways from observation to decision-support
While the experiences gathered during the project are applicable in other contexts, the key focus of the project was on measuring discharge in small rivers and canals with non-traditional methods for better water accounting and accountability on- and off-farm.
Learn more at the new iMoMoHub.com website!