Old Phones?

Your old SmartPhone can make a difference.

We’re just launching our first pilot project in Nepal, and we need 100 SmartPhones for our enthusiastic citizen scientists to monitor precipitation, groundwater levels, and spring flows at over 100 key locations within the Kathmandu Valley!  You can donate your used SmartPhones by shipping them to:

SmartPhones4Water
3881 Benatar Way, Suite G
Chico, CA 95928
USA

Here is how it works (click here for a detailed overview):

  • Donate phones to S4W.
  • S4W separates usable (i.e. GSM Android v2.7 or greater with 3 MP camera and working GPS) phones from unusable phones.
  • Unusable phones are shipped to our professional phone recycler.
  • S4W wipes usable phones, makes necessary repairs, and provides them to S4W monitoring personnel.

We have an incredible opportunity to put accurate and accessible water monitoring technology straight into the hands of local water managers, while at the same time providing opportunities for young citizen scientists.  Your old SmartPhone can make a difference in water resource management in the developing world.