The InWaterSense project has implemented a WSN system deployed in the river Sitnica, which provides monitoring in real-time a series of its water quality parameters such as pH, temperature, conductivity, dissolved oxygen, and turbidity, as well as few other parameters aided by an auto-sampler whenever deemed necessary in case of certain events. Measuring through a mobile sensing component is also provided to complement the measurements by the WSN system and the auto-sampler.
Our WSN system for water quality monitoring in the Sitnica river consists of three parts: monitoring nodes, local database stations, and remote monitoring center. The system is currently deployed in the Plemetin village near the capital city of Kosova, Prishtina. Wireless network uses the ZigBee protocol for communication between the database station and the sensing nodes in the monitoring area it covers, whereas the communication between the database station and the remote center is performed via a GPRS network.