This article was originally published in Environmental Leader.

Canada’s Southern Ontario Water Consortium, a public-private-university initiative working in the areas of watershed, wastewater, drinking water management, ecotoxicology and sensor development is now generating big data for global research and development purposes. The new data integration platform for SOWC is being provided by Smarter Planet Solutions for IBM Canada. Watersheds was one of the first projects chosen to generate intense sets of data for the SOWC as it impacts water for all uses, including agriculture, industry, ecosystems and municipalities.

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