Pollution (Air, water, Noise)Collins Mann
It is no secret that the air and the water we use in the major cities in Uganda is contaminated and toxic. This is mainly as a consequence of industrial activity and the poor damping of waste into the atmosphere.
The most unfortunate bit is that most Ugandans pay less attention to the severity of the effects of environmental pollution as this is normally gradual and takes longer periods of time to manifest.
The effects of environmental degradation can be clearly studied over time using a distributed cluster of sensor nodes around out cities. These sensors collect data such as noise, water pollutants (along the different points in the water distribution plant), carbon monoxide, sulphur dioxide, and acidic rain. This data is collected in real time on a central server infrastructure can be readily accessed on a standard web browser through a reliable Internet connection. Real time graphical representations are generated and can be printed out by any interested party. This application serves to raise awareness about environmental pollution in our cities and this can be used as a motivation for corrective action and hence mitigating the effects of long-term climatic change.