IBM Collaboration Harnesses Power of Big Data to Help Manage Complex Watersheds

MARKHAM, ON, June 16, 2014 /CNW/ - A new data integration platform for watershed management built by the Southern Ontario Water Consortium (SOWC) in collaboration with IBM [IBM:NYSE] is helping researchers, urban planners and others develop more sophisticated tools to predict floods, safeguard the drinking water supply and forecast the impact of growth and urbanization [...]

2017-03-21T18:48:33+00:00June 24th, 2014|News|

SOWC, Solinst Canada Ltd. and IBM Canada Driving Collaborative Smarter Watershed Monitoring Research Project

Smart watersheds are getting smarter. A collaborative team consisting of researchers from the SOWC, Solinst Canada Ltd. and IBM Canada are attempting to successfully demonstrate new communications software at Alder Creek, a sub-watershed of the Grand River, which will make sensor networks more intelligent. This new technology will mark a shift from traditional static sensor [...]

2015-09-02T20:06:48+00:00September 23rd, 2013|Features|

Thirsty For Change In Southern Ontario – IBM Deep Thinking

This article was originally published by IBM. More than a decade ago, in the small town of Walkerton, Ontario, seven people died and more than 2,500 fell ill. The culprit? Farm runoff contaminated with E. coli had been captured by the water wells that provided the town's drinking water supply. A public outcry prompted revamped [...]

2017-03-21T18:48:36+00:00March 6th, 2013|News|

SOWC – A Major Force in International Water Expertise

This article was originally published in the Ontario Business Report. In a little more than a decade, the United Nations says two-thirds of the world's population, or about 5.5 billion, will face moderate or severe water shortages. And without smarter ways of using existing supplies the situation could get worse. Even now, limited water resources [...]

2017-03-21T18:48:36+00:00June 22nd, 2012|News|