17 Jul Next Drop: Solving Water Shortages in Developing Countries With Data & Tech
Founder and CEO: Anu Sridharan
NextDrop crowdsources water data and creates algorithms and visualizations to improve urban water distribution across emerging markets. Urban residents can get a text message an hour before water arrives, or if the planned water supply is cancelled, or if there is contamination or low pressure present in the pipe network. On the utility side, engineers get a live feed on problems arising in the distribution system, so they can tackle issues in real time.
Why we love NextDrop: In developing countries, it is easy to blame the lack of basic necessities. NextDrop makes the existing system more efficient and one that benefits both the service providers and consumers.
Globally Spotted by: Priti Ambani