H2O Hub by RoboRoyals
Team RoboRoyals from the Sunshine Coast was awarded the 2019 GovHack Youth Prize for proposing an application that tracks and monitors household water usage.
H2O Hub works by attaching sensors to household water sources and appliances to record data on how and when water is being used. The project then proposes that this data is analysed and presented in a user-friendly way such as a web or phone app or dashboard.
H2O hub intends to partner with councils and local businesses to offer a rewards program for users who maintain efficient water usage.
H20 Hub proposed the use of the following datasets:
- SoE2015: Average rainfall
- Water and sewerage service provider Qld key performance indicator data 2015/16
- Drought declarations - Queensland series
- ABS - Water Account, Australia, 2016-17
The project seeks to educate users on their household water usage and offer incentives to reduce water waste.
You can learn more about H2O Hub on the GovHack Hackerspace.