Project features

  • IoT
  • Electronics
  • Hardware
  • Firmware
  • Software

The Smart Water Monitor

In response to the world’s water quality issues, WATR has been designed as a low cost IoT solution to provide alerts, notifications and data trends when water quality issues are detected.

WATR is a multi-parameter device which can include a range of different parameters for detecting a variety of pollution and water quality issues. Use cases include Agricultural, Industrial, Utilities, Fish Farms, Smart Cities, Aquaculture, Fisheries.

Awards and nominations

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Finalist at The Fast Company World Changing Ideas awards

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Runner Up in the Best Product Design Category

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Exploded view of the WATR monitor device, showing the multiple layers of components inside
Image of WATR dashboard on a laptop and mobile deviceImage of WATR app on mobile devices, showing a range of water quality readings

Product Details

Most water monitors are expensive, require engineer installation or are manually operated. Many have limited data output and are inflexible to use.

Through iterative user centred design, proof-of-concept and prototyping, the product has been designed to solve the market’s business challenges. It is built to withstand the extreme conditions of lakes, rivers and reservoirs around the world.

Our role in the product development has been:

  • Ideation and consultancy
  • Product and interface design
  • Electronics design and build
  • Responsive HTML5 front and back-end interface
  • Data Dashboard and Mobile Application
  • IoT communications platform for sensor-based systems

The versatility of the design has led to an array of new products that have evolved and been developed to meet different use cases within the water, environmental and utility sectors. The product is being used by over 50% of the UK water companies as well as in Germany and Australia.

Close-up image of the WATR monitor housingClose-up image of the WATR monitor housing

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