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ONE and igKnite make Noise for the Millennium Development Goals

Earlier this season, countries around the world stood up and made noise for the Millennium Development Goals.

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Researcher Spotlight

In August 2013, Interactive Media professors Clay Ewing and Lien Tran traveled to Accra funded by a School of Communication Center for Communication, Culture and Change Faculty Grant to apply the power of crowdsourcing to Ghana’s municipal water challenge. Working in collaboration with Justin Stoler, also from the University of Miami, as well as Ghana Water Company Limited (GWCL) officials, they created a new, mobile-based tool to track residential water service. The system, Improving Quality of Urban Water Service by Engaging SMS Technology or IQUEST for short, harnesses the power of short message service (SMS) on users’ cell phones. By collecting data from residents, GWCL management is able to monitor water quality trends across the region.