Conative-Labs is working to strengthen the security and quality of food and water that families eat or drink. The company is developing Nilebot, a real-time water quality monitoring, and alarm systems for aquaculture. The device measures four main parameters: the level of oxygen, temperature, salinity, and acidity.
Using an Internet of Things (IoT) solution, Conative Labs is working with 40 different fish farms across the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region to collect this data. This data is shared real-time through their website - allowing fish farmers to receive information around water quality to name a few, and during emergencies, users are notified via SMS. Understanding water quality is essential for successful aqcuaculture and the team at Conative is committed to creating and deploying solutions in acquaculture that are sustainable for the environment and accessible to farmers across the region. The team is developing the product to ensure flexibility of installation and usability across different fish farms and a diverse set of customers.
The potential applications of the core technology such as agriculture and residential water quality monitoring are very promising and could possibly support the Country Programme’s water sanitation activities.