Articles — Water

Data Science For Water In California

Gayathri Gopalakrishnan Open Data Water

I was at the Open Water for California conference in Sacramento last week - a conference dedicated to data science for water, with a focus on California. The conference itself was well attended with people from many different sectors - academia, government, non-profits and community members. What was particularly interesting is that it had an entire track devoted to hackathons and building new tools to solve some of the pressing problems being faced in water today - as well as the more traditional sessions with talks on the latest research and tools for the water sector.   The hackathon were...

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Water, Water Everywhere – But Where’s The Funding?

Gayathri Gopalakrishnan Startups Water

How many times did you think about water this month?   If you’re like most people in developed countries, you probably only thought about it when paying your water bill – or if there were news articles about floods or droughts or oceans. If you’re in parts of the world where water is not plentiful, the chances are that you thought about it if you had to plan your day around when water was going to come out of the tap. If, like many of the poor, you had to walk miles or stand in queues to collect drinking water,...

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Snippets in Clean Technology and Data Science: Water

Gayathri Gopalakrishnan Water

Today, let’s look at some of the ways in which sensors, machine learning and other data science tools are helping solve problems in the water sector Water conservation is one of the largest components of the water sector. And with the droughts hitting California, New South Wales and South Africa recently, there’s been a lot of focus on education and changing people’s behavior through information. So how do we make it easy for people to do their best to minimize water use? Companies and organizations have tried several different approaches – public education programs about water use being one such example....

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