The Great Lakes hold 21% of the world’s fresh surface water by volume. Only the right information today can ensure the sustainable use of these waters for generations to come. In North America, the Great Lakes account for 84 percent of fresh surface water. Today, these lakes are sourced for drinking water for over 40 million people. One and a half million U.S. jobs and $62 billion in U.S. wages depend on the health of the Great Lakes. While restorations efforts are progressing, climate change and water quality concerns still threaten their ecosystem. You’re invited to make a difference by participating in the 2016 Great Lakes Observing System (GLOS) Data Challenge!
Director of Sales
Chris has over 20 years of experience in water resource management, sales, marketing, and global business development; specializing in real-time observing of surface water. He was the Surface Water Market Segment Director for Xylem Analytics, where he drove expansion in key international markets. Chris was also an outside sales representative for YSI Incorporated, quadrupling sales revenues over six years. Before joining YSI, Chris worked for the Maryland Department of Natural Resources, leading the state’s continuous water quality monitoring program and co-developing the Eyes on the Bay data portal. Chris holds an M.S. in Fisheries Science from the University of Maryland and a B.S. in Marine Science/Biology from Long Island University/Southampton College.
More funding for water monitoring is critically needed. In our 2012 Global Hydrological Monitoring Industry Survey, we asked over 750 water professionals about the adequacy of their monitoring network …the vast majority indicated that they would need to significantly increase the density of their network to fully meet their program goals.