Sensors data transmission with the Internet of Things (IoT) for water purification systems in indigenous communities

The major contributing factor to waterborne outbreaks in Canada in small drinking water systems is the operators’ lack of technical expertise. Training of small system operators do not cover hands-on training specific to the treatment technologies used in their plants. A simplified smartphone app with real-time monitoring can assist the operators with the decision making process. Aqua Intelligent Technology Inc. is providing this smart solution for small water treatment systems. The vital step in this technology is receiving real-time data from the sensors in such facilities. Having no cellular or WiFi in these plants requires the engineers to use other communication methods for transmitting the data. In this project, an adaptive method that automatically detects the type of sensors in the facility is used. This method also uses the Internet of Things (IoT) communication protocols to provide a reliable link between the sensors’ data in the system and the application server.

Faculty Supervisor:

Martin Ordonez


Hamed Valipour


Aqua Intelligent Technology


Engineering - computer / electrical


Information and cultural industries


University of British Columbia



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