Measuring where it matters

An increasing number of municipalities and (local) governments are dealing with new obligations and requirements to measure water quality and temperature.

WaterQ is the solution to collect and share insights into water quality. Built on open standards, the data can be presented as national open data, providing transparency and inclusivity to citizens and innovative companies.

How it works

The WaterQ sensor is highly energy-efficient and runs independently on the built-in solar panel. Being able to connect to NB-IoT, LTE-M, LoRa, and 2G networks, it operates fully autonomous and sends (near) real-time water data continuously.

The WaterQ data is automatically stored into the Civity CIP Data platform and presented in a dashboard. Due to the open data standards, the data is available for publication and easy integration into any 3rd party application.

WaterQ is multifunctional: in addition to Conductivity, it also transmits water Temperature and GPS data.

Advantages of WaterQ

The WaterQ sensor easily solves the demands posed on municipalities, public organisations and companies to measure water quality.

  • Temperature
    In practice, many local governments are interested to offer real time water temperature measurements in open water within their boundaries. WaterQ can do the job automatically.
  • Pollution
    WaterQ also measures the water quality. It detects pollution and can help track possible sources of contamination.
  • Data Insights
    Collected data presents insight through the WaterQ Dashboard. It provides some primary data analyses, simplifies information management and allows exchange of data.

The WaterQ sensor

The sensor within WaterQ is developed by SODAQ in cooperation with The Rotterdam University of Applied Sciences. It is successfully used in the Netherlands by the national Police Waterschap Zuiderzeeland (“Water Authority”) and the RIVM (National Environment -Air and Water quality- Institute).