Using SMS to Track Long-term Operating Status of Projects

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Using SMS to Track Long-term Operating Status of Projects

  1. 1. Using SMS and PWX to Track Performance ofWater and Sanitation ProjectsParthiv, Rajesh, &Vamsee23 October 2011
  2. 2. How are projects operating long term?Once a project is complete, how do youfind out about how it’s working out?•Working or not•Volume of water being extracted•Water level in well•Water quality•# people using the toilet•Daily revenue from public toilets•Community maintenance fund: # ofcontributors, balance
  3. 3. The Team PWX hackWhat’s the smart way to get field data?  SMSHow do you store, collate, and useSMS reports?  Build on PWX  Assign a mobile to a project  Store the SMS as a project status report  Analyze and graph the reports coming in over time
  4. 4. Resultshttp://dev.peerwater.org/projects/32/reading?type=wl
  5. 5. Test our hack Till November 1, 2011 Send an SMS to +91.9243342000: @pwxdev p32 rdng_wl_<number> @pwxdev p32 rdng_rv_<number>Replace <number> with the value you want to submit rdng=reading, wl=water level, rv=revenue Visit http://dev.peerwater.org/projects/32 and use the links ‘Water Level’ and ‘Revenues’ under Project Readings to see the graphs
  6. 6. We invite the IT community in Bangalore to join us• Help us get data on every water project in India• Promise to visit one project and report on it

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