An article titled “SmartPhones4Water hopes to fill water management data gaps for developing nations” was recently published in Fondriest’s Environmental Monitor.

The following is an excerpt from the article:

In the developing world, where people often turn to low-tech solutions for the challenges of rural life, mobile phones are an outlier. In some low-income countries, cellular networks are more available than electricity or paved roads.  “They’ve kind of jumped several stages of development to get there,” said Jeff Davids, California-based water resources engineer. “I’ve seen people plowing the field with oxen, talking on a cellphone.”

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