Watershed Research Combined With SOWC Infrastructure is Making Mimico an Ideal Testing Ground for Industry

One of the most urbanized watersheds in Canada is becoming an ideal spot for researchers and industry to develop technologies geared towards improving water quality and flood prevention thanks to the Southern Ontario Water Consortium’s (SOWC) monitoring infrastructure and a University of Toronto (U of T) professor’s research. The watershed monitoring infrastructure set up at [...]

2017-03-21T18:48:31+00:00November 5th, 2015|Features|

Eramosa Engineering Uses SOWC Watershed Data to Enhance Water Treatment Data

Eramosa Engineering, supported by SOWC's data integration platform, has created a unique water and wastewater industry data visualization web-based reporting tool that incorporates historical watershed data with existing plant and remote systems data from around a local municipality's water and wastewater system. The Guelph-based company is a leader in developing customized Supervisory Control and Data [...]

2017-03-21T18:48:32+00:00January 26th, 2015|Features|

Monitoring the Watershed in Real-time

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 [...]

2015-09-01T18:48:42+00:00August 19th, 2014|News|

Ontario Takes Big Data Analytics to the Watershed

This article was originally published in A Smarter Planet by Dr. David Rudolph We all live in watersheds; areas of land so defined because the water that falls within its boundaries, circulates through it and is influenced by how the land is managed and by the demands that are placed on it. They supply our [...]

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

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|

Watershed Node Event Panel Discussion: SOWC Data Platform Capabilities

SOWC's recent Waterloo Watershed Node event "Smarter Watershed Management" featured a panel discussion and preview of the data platform SOWC is implementing. The discussion provided potential partners and end-users with their first technical introduction to the developing platform. The goal was to further stimulate interest, connections, and seek input particularly from proposed end-users about the [...]

2017-03-21T18:48:34+00:00October 15th, 2013|Features|

SOWC Waterloo Watershed Node Event “Smarter Watershed Management”

(left to right) Brenda Lucas, SOWC Operations Manager; Dr. David Rudolph, Professor of Earth and Environmental Sciences at the University of Waterloo and Watershed Node leader; Gary Goodyear, Minister of State for the Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario (FedDev Ontario); Peter Braid, Member of Parliament (Kitchener-Waterloo); and Dr. George Dixon, Vice-President, University [...]

2017-03-21T18:48:35+00:00October 7th, 2013|Events|

SOWC: Seeking Partnerships to Fill Gaps in the Grand River Watershed

This article was originally published on Water Canada by Grahame Rivers While innovative companies in the water sector are developing groundbreaking technologies aimed at providing solutions to municipalities, industrial enterprises, and consumers with practical ways to solve water challenges in an environmentally responsible way, these companies must also be able to demonstrate that their technology [...]

2017-03-21T18:48:36+00:00March 27th, 2013|News|