As part of our on-going webinar series, I am thrilled to host Jayson Peterson from Entura on June 24th for a discussion on “Environmental Modelling & Forecasting with Modern Software.” Entura is part of Hydro Tasmania, Australia’s largest and most experienced renewable energy producer and water manager.
Good stream hydrography requires careful attention to technical detail. We care deeply about the precision of our data. So why would we be tolerant in the precision with which we define data? At issue is matching a verb with the noun. According to Wikipedia, “the word data is the traditional plural form of the now-archaic datum”. From Latin roots, data means “something given,” which implies a fundamental unit granularity. In modern use the word ‘data’ is used as a mass noun, like water, using the singular tense. I am definitely not modern. I don’t have tattoos, body piercings or dependency … Read More
Day 2 of the National Water Quality Monitoring Conference in Cincinnati, OH was an interesting day of presentations. The rest of the week appears to be just as fascinating. It has been great reconnecting with old peers, making new connections, and listening to the presentations on some very thought-provoking projects. The passion for water resources expressed by this year’s attendees inspires me, and I think in some way recharges my own passion for water resources. This year’s NWQMC conference has given me a perspective of the continuous data industry that I never really considered, and wanted to share. In an … Read More