This article was originally published in Waterloo Stories by Victoria Van Capellen

Earth and Environmental Sciences Professor Dave Rudolph and his group within the Southern Ontario Water Consortium (SOWC) have successfully launched their smart watershed data integration platform to monitor the hydrologic conditions and water quality within a region of Ontario’s Grand River watershed and to facilitate new innovations in watershed management.

The project, in collaboration with IBM Canada, is currently streaming real-time data online from a distributed network of weather stations and surface and subsurface hydrologic sensor arrays, which collect and transmit data through wireless telemetry to a central recording location. Additional sensors will be added to the website in the coming months.

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