Journal article

A platform and protocol to standardise the test and selection low-cost sensors for water level monitoring

F Cherqui, R James, P Poelsma, MJ Burns, C Szota, T Fletcher, JL Bertrand-Krajewski

H2Open Journal | IWA Publishing | Published : 2020

Abstract

Water infrastructure in cities is complex and requires proactive management to optimise function. The scale and distribution of assets across municipalities requires affordable systems which can trigger alerts. Systems underpinned by low-cost sensors could meet increasing monitoring needs: more assets, more often, and at a better resolution. However, low-cost sensors require appropriate testing to assess their performance and optimise their use. Here, we focus on low-cost water level sensors, often considered as the main monitoring parameters for water-related infrastructures. We developed a platform and testing protocol to assess the suitability of low-cost sensors. We assessed the performa..

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