Our Purpose. Our Mission.

To protect life with open and timely water information, by organizing the world’s water data, and empowering industry experts to make data driven, smart decisions.
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Our Story

Aquatic Informatics is a mission-driven software company that organizes the world’s water data to make it accessible and useful.

We are guided by our “3P” core values which balance Planet, People, and Prosperity. These values run through the entire business and can be seen in decision making, employee support, software donations, volunteer work, and commitment to customers

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Our Advantage

Data silos are making information inaccessible and prevents critical life-saving actions. Unlike any other organization in our space, Aquatic Informatics can manage data from any discrete or time-series data from source water through to the receiving environment.

As the world’s largest water data management company with more than 1,500 customers in 60 countries, Aquatic Informatics is unique in that it provides information technology solutions for all water.

From raindrop to sewer discharge, we help our customers drive the efficient management of water information across the entire water cycle to protect human health and reduce environmental impact.

As our urban water resource data management platform, Aquatic Informatics is enabling the City of Bellingham to efficiently produce water data of the highest standards. With Aquarius, water data management activities are completed much more efficiently. I’m not only saving time, but I can also ensure that I provide end users with the highest quality data. I’m better able to meet their needs for timely, accurate information

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Michelle Evans, Water Quality Specialist, City of Bellingham

Our Values

We balance the planet, people & prosperity in our decision making through our software donation program, employee volunteering, and a fun culture that promotes diversity and inclusion.

By creating an environment of kindness and support, we unquestionably support our people in times of need.
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Planet

We aim to improve the environment and minimize our footprint by keeping the environment at the forefront of our decisions.

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People

We aim to conduct business in a fair way for all. We are aligned. We are committed to our customer. We strive to always be always fair.

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Prosperity

We aim to be a high-growth company. We embrace lean principles. We don’t like waste. With great people, we innovate and achieve more.

Our Leadership Team

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Edward Quilty

FOUNDER & PRESIDENT » Ed founded Aquatic Informatics in 2003 with the goal to protect life through the better management of our planet’s most precious resource, water. He has worked in the water industry for over 25 years, initially as a river ecologist and then since 2003 as a business leader and entrepreneur. Ed is also an independent Director for a number of software companies and not-for-profits.

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Eric Dorgelo

CHIEF TECHNOLOGY OFFICER » Eric Joined Aquatic Informatics in 2013 to scale the product development organization and lead the development of the next generation of AQUARIUS products, including software as a service solutions. He has over 25 years of experience developing innovative technology, building world-class software organizations, and delivering products generating over $500M.

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James Griffiths

VP, FINANCE » James is the CFO of Aquatic Informatics, and he has been a key player in helping to drive accelerated growth after the amalgamation of Aquatic Informatics with WaterTrax and Linko Technology in 2017. James began his career in sales and then obtained his CPA with KPMG in 1992. He then spent 5 years in Eastern Europe and Asia with Pepsi Cola in a market development and finance role.

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James Reyes

VP, SALES » James heads up the global sales, marketing, and customer success teams. A seasoned growth executive with a track record for building high-performance teams and strategic client relationships, James played a key role while at The Active Network, driving the company’s growth from $30M to $300M as well as launching a successful IPO on the New York Stock Exchange in 2011.

Touraj Farahmand
Touraj Farahmand

PRINCIPAL DATA SCIENTIST » Touraj joined Aquatic Informatics at its founding in 2003 and led all aspects of research and development of the first generation of AQUARIUS. Touraj has been a key contributor in Aquatics high innovation, including numerous patents. Touraj has contributed to the successful national deployment of AQUARIUS with the world’s largest environmental monitoring agencies.

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AJ Leitch

VP, CUSTOMER SUCCESS » AJ has over 20 years of experience in software engineering and team leadership. She joined Aquatics in 2010 as a Project Manager, leading seminal projects such as the US Geological Survey and Water Survey Canada national water information management system replacements. Prior to Aquatics, AJ worked for 11 years at Kodak and Creo in the roles of Software Developer and Team Leads.

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Vickitt Lau

VP, TECHNOLOGY » Vickitt covers product development, product management, and cloud solution hosting. Vickitt spent seven years at the Alberta Research Council applying AI and advanced computing solutions to solve a broad range of industrial resource and scheduling problems. Vickitt has been involved in bringing a logistics optimization software company through the stages of incubation, startup, growth, and acquisition.

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Randy Romero

DIRECTOR, PROGRAM MANAGEMENT » Randy joined Aquatic Informatics in 2018 as Director of Program Management and is responsible for organizing the daily operations of the company and ensuring that the leadership team is executing on its strategic plan. He oversees and delivers on key corporate projects and initiatives and looks to optimize company processes in order to facilitate growth and long-term success.

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Deborah Ardila

SR. DIRECTOR, GLOBAL HUMAN RESOURCES - WATER PLATFORM » In September 2020, Deborah was appointed Global Director, Human Resources – Water Platform, including HR Leader for Aquatic Informatics. Bringing over 20 year experience, she spent the past 2 years as Global Talent Director for Pall, enabling Pall to build a robust talent growth engine. Prior to that, she worked for 5 years at Hach, holding several HR roles and impacting engagement, D+I and growth and development initiatives.

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Chris Heyer

SR. DIRECTOR, SALES » Chris has worked in the water industry for 20 years. He joined AQI in 2014, leading our global sales team in helping customers transform data to information and actionable insights through digital solutions. Prior to joining, Chris was at Xylem as Director of Market Segment and YSI as a sales representative for 6 years, helping customers expand their water quality and quantity real-time monitoring networks. Before moving into private industry, Chris led the State continuous water quality monitoring program at the Maryland Department of Natural Resources.

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Alla Mokhnachyov

DIRECTOR, SOFTWARE ENGINEERING » Alla has over 20 years of experience in software engineering, and has lead software teams for over 10 years. Alla joined AQI in 2011 as a System Analyst and Project Manager. Within a year, she moved to Research & Development to lead the software engineering team in the successful delivery of the company's most critical and largest project - US Geological Survey water management system replacement. As a Director of Software Engineering, she manages several diverse groups of engineers responsible for delivering AQI products.

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Ripple Effect is a donation program that provides complimentary access to water data management software and professional services for communities and organizations that are unable to realize the full potential of their water data.
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