Happy holidays from all the contributors here at Hydrology Corner! It’s been another busy year at Hydrology Corner with many insightful and important discussions on a range of themes such as water monitoring, hydrography, data quality, and water data management.
President & CEO
Edward Quilty is the founder of Aquatic Informatics and has worked in the water industry since 1991. Ed started his career working with BC Environment as a water quality specialist before working for the BC Conservation Foundation as an aquatic ecologist, specializing in automated aquatic monitoring, data management, and assessment. In 2000, Ed began a PhD at the University of British Columbia where his work focused on aquatic time-series processing. Mr. Quilty is a registered professional biologist with the British Columbia College of Applied Biology, is a Director of the Canadian Water Resource Association, and is an active member of the US-based Data Methodology Board. Ed is also an active member of EO, a global entrepreneur network, and of ACETECH, a technology association focused on rapidly growing British Columbia companies. Ed founded Aquatic Informatics in 2003.
By 2050, a world population of 9 billion will require 60% more food. The security of our global food supply is highly reliant on adequate water supply. According to the United Nations, “agriculture is the biggest water user, with irrigation accounting for 70% of global water withdrawals.” While the global population is growing, water supply is not. So to meet 2050 food demands, it’s important we learn to better utilize limited water resources for optimal agricultural production. Today’s irrigation districts are being smarter about water use!
In my last post, I announced the winners of the 2016 AQUARIUS Impact Awards. I congratulated Chris Smith, Water Resource Analyst at Murrumbidgee Irrigation for his outstanding achievements with AQUARIUS Time-Series. Today, while I visit our customers in Australia, I’d like to celebrate the country’s very progressive water monitoring practices. In many ways, Australia is one of the most advanced countries in the world when it comes to monitoring water.
Last week I attended the Environmental Industry Summit XIV in San Diego, California where Grant Ferrier, President and CEO of Environmental Business International Inc., presented EBI’s annual overview of market performance, segment trends and an outlook for 2016 and beyond. The Summit is a great event that brings together industry leaders to network and discuss opportunities for all of us working in the environmental space. The results for 2015 and the outlook for 2016 are very exciting.
Happy holidays from all the contributors here at Hydrology Corner! It’s been another busy year at Hydrology Corner with more than 30 insightful and important discussions on a range of topics, from Uncertainty and the IoT, to Captain Kirk piping Water from Seattle to California and the Zombie Apocalypse.
In my last blog post, I announced the two winners of the 2015 AQUARIUS Impact Awards. We had many applications and I promised I would share additional customer success stories we received in response to this new awards program. This week, it’s my absolute pleasure to share two of the most creative submissions we received….
Aquatic Informatics has been growing rapidly. We doubled in size last year and we now serve over 400 customers in 37 countries. Our Client Services department is proud to offer the best customer support and service in the industry, and we are committed to customer success. However, we also need to meet the needs of our customers who require additional services, such as integrating AQUARIUS Time-Series Server with their existing systems. To provide our customers with a local option, we are excited to add certified partners to our global offering.
There has been a lot of talk recently about the difference between “smart data” and big data. Big data involves collecting copious amounts of information; smart data involves processing the data collected to create actionable data that empowers decisions. When it comes to water, the Aquatics Informatics AQUARIUS suite is the mission-critical software trusted by…
It has been an incredible year! Thank you for being part of the Hydrology Corner family in 2013. We appreciate your interest and it’s been a pleasure discussing best practices, data management, water quality and trends in the water monitoring industry with you all. We would like to wish you all the best for the…
Aquatic Informatics’ global survey of over 700 water professionals in 90 countries puts a spotlight on an industry undergoing rapid change. Key trends include significant growth in network size, modernization of monitoring technology, and an increasing demand for comprehensive data management systems. After months of refining survey questions, collecting responses, and analyzing the results, the…
Ed Quilty, President & CEO – Aquatic Informatics and Robert Mason, Acting Chief – US Geological Survey (USGS) Office of Surface Water at the USGS National Data Conference in Portland, Oregon I’m writing this blog from the USGS National Data Conference in Portland, Oregon, where yesterday the USGS announced that AQUARIUS has been selected as the commercial replacement…