Smart waterpumps: from research to systems innovation

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The Oxford Launchpad

Saïd Business School

Oxford

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Part of the Skoll Centre's Research for Action Seminar Series

Alex Fischer, Smith School of Enterprise and Environment
Heloise Greeff, Institute of Biomedical Engineering

Using smart tech and social entrepreneurship to improve drinking water in rural Kenya and Bangladesh

Since 2010, the Smith School has collaborated with Engineering Sciences in a programme of impact research and implementation. A diverse team has been designing and testing innovative applications for movement sensors, machine learning techniques and institutional economics to improve water resource management and water service delivery in Kenya, and more recently, Bangladesh.

As part of the research team, Greeff and Fischer coordinate their work with multiple partners including the REACH water security for the poor research programme, UNICEF country programs, the Governments of Bangladesh and Kenya, and local drinking water service companies. This session is an opportunity to hear the latest on this unique action research project and its approach to creating social and environmental value, as well as the 'accidental infrastructure' outcomes that have resulted from these efforts.

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Saïd Business School

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