Capstone Project Scope

Capstone Project Proposal #1

Too-Big (Water Usage Monitoring Tool)

  • Project Rationale

Water conservation has been a continuing drive because of the adverse effect the humanity will experience once water, particularly drinking water, is gone.  A case study was conducted by the proponent to determine the average consumption of the concessionaires of Digos Water District located in Digos City, Davao del Sur.  Fortunately, the respondents, which comprise a small portion of the total active connections, had shown that water usage has been minimal.  Although said case study was inconclusive to depict the general consumption pattern of the residential concessionaires nor the reasons why the respondents’ use was minimal usage verified, the proponent had theorized that if said concessionaires will be visually made aware of their consumption for a certain period, at least they will save water. Continue reading

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Water Interruption Forecasting

 Capstone Project Proposal #3

I.     Proposed Topic

Water Interruption Forecasting

II.     Introduction

Fresh water is one of the scarce resources today.  Among all the water on Earth, only 1% is fresh water usable for human consumption. Currently many countries are facing water problem due to population and economy growth, especially in large cities. (Dai, Li, Sahu, Naphade, & Chen, 2011)

Water utilities are mandated to deliver safe and potable drinking water to its franchise area.  Inefficiency in the quality and quantity of drinking water is detrimental to the operations of the water utility and the overall health of its concessionaires.  Measures should always be taken and practiced to deliver potable drinking water 24 hours a day for it is said that a person can go on for days without food but not without water. Continue reading

Data Mining on Leakage Frequencies

Capstone Project Proposal #2

I.     Proposed Topic

Data Mining on Leakage Frequencies

II.     Introduction

Today’s times is crucial for the survival of human beings.  With climate change, global warming and other events that would put the entire living creatures on the brink of extinction, action for preservation is not an option.  More than ever, the clamor for water preservation is indispensable.  Whatever means for conservation would redound to the benefit of the human race. Continue reading

10 years and counting…

Exactly ten (10) years ago today, I set foot on the premises of Digos Water District to start my stint as an office girl.  It was a very productive day since my first task was to file several-months-old documents (Billing Adjustment Memos).  After the office closed at 5:00PM, I hurriedly went home to celebrate the 55th birthday of my beloved mama.  She was a bit fat at that time and I was… uhm… borderline slim. Continue reading

Datawrapper: Visualize the World

Datawrapper is an online visualization tool which let users create charts and maps quickly and easily.  The tool is designed to support any user from any area of interest who needs to visualize data for more clarity and context.  It described itself as:

An open source tool helping anyone to create simple, correct and embeddable charts in minutes.

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Too-Big (Water Usage Monitoring Tool)

Capstone Project Proposal #1

I.     Proposed Topic

Too-Big (Water Usage Monitoring Tool)

II.     Introduction

The water crisis is the #1 global risk based on impact to society (as a measure of devastation), and the #8 global risk based on likelihood (likelihood of occurring within 10 years) as announced by the World Economic Forum in January 2015 (“Water Facts: Water,” n.d.). Furthermore, there is the continued threat of the effects of Climate Change on the quantity of our water resource, thus, the need to intensify water conservation activities. Continue reading