Old Phones?

Your old SmartPhone can make a difference.

Our first pilot project is underway in Nepal, and we’re always on the lookout for used SmartPhone donations to pass along to our enthusiastic citizen scientists to monitor precipitation, groundwater levels, and spring flows across the Kathmandu Valley and in other areas of Nepal!  You can donate your used SmartPhones by shipping them to:

3881 Benatar Way, Suite G
Chico, CA 95928

Here is how it works (click here for a detailed overview):

  • Donate phones to S4W.
  • S4W separates usable (i.e. GSM Android v2.7 or greater with 3 MP camera and working GPS) phones from unusable phones.
  • Unusable phones are shipped to our professional phone recycler.
  • S4W wipes usable phones, makes necessary repairs, and provides them to S4W monitoring personnel.

We have an incredible opportunity to put accurate and accessible water monitoring technology straight into the hands of local water managers, while at the same time providing opportunities for young citizen scientists.  Your old SmartPhone can make a difference in water resource management in the developing world.