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Wi-Fi but no water: Can smart tech help a city's poor?

5 Jan 2018
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In poorer parts of the world, urban experts say efforts to improve cities with cutting-edge technology can run into challenges, particularly when applied in slums.

“A 24-hour smart water meter can only be possible if you’re connected to the water system in the first place,” said Ayona Datta, a reader in urban futures at King’s College London.

In developing countries, technology may be introduced across a city to make transport or water services more efficient, but will likely only work in its richer areas, she added.

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