2016 AQUARIUS Impact Award Winners Announced in Celebration of World Water Day
Aquatic Informatics recognizes the outstanding success of three customers, Murrumbidgee Irrigation, the Northern California Power Agency, and the National Parks Service, in using AQUARIUS to create timely, accurate environmental insight.
Vancouver, Canada, March 22, 2016 – Aquatic Informatics Inc., a global leader in providing innovative software for water data management and analysis, is pleased to announce the winners of the 2016 AQUARIUS Impact Awards today on 2016 World Water Day – an international observance by the United Nations to celebrate and protect the world’s water. This year’s theme is “Water & Jobs.”
“As the United Nations brings attention today to the vital work water professionals do to manage and protect the world’s water, we at Aquatic Informatics acknowledge and celebrate the exceptional work our customers do to solve the most complex water challenges,” said Ed Quilty, President and CEO at Aquatic Informatics. “It’s an honour and privilege to announce the winners for this year’s 2016 AQUARIUS Impact Awards. We received a large number of submissions from customers all around the world and I would like to personally congratulate Chris Smith, Randy Bowersox, and Steve Rice for their outstanding achievements. They are forward-thinking leaders who are leveraging the latest technologies and working smarter with AQUARIUS every day to monitor water and deliver timely, accurate insight to support the optimal use of limited water resources.”
Award applicants were asked to describe how working smarter with AQUARIUS has made an impact on their work, organization, or community. The success stories of the 2016 AQUARIUS Impact Awards winners epitomize the outstanding effort and dedication of all water professionals as they work to ensure a secure water future.
2016 AQUARIUS Impact Award – International Winner
“For the first time in the company’s 100+ year history, AQUARIUS has provided Murrumbidgee Irrigation with a solid warehouse and analytical tool for our hydrological data. It provides a source of truth and level of confidence that we have needed to move forward as a leader in our industry.
The ability to monitor the performance of our assets means we can now make better planning decisions and reduce our long term costs of asset management.
In terms of water delivery, having the ability to feed our auto-corrected data into other operational software platforms, gives us greater insight into our overall system efficiency. This ultimately leads to reduced water losses and an improved level of service for our customers.
For our water quality team, being able to easily scroll through and analyse a full time series of a single data set has provided a greater understanding of system trends, which will lead to better management of our system.
Whilst AQUARIUS is still relatively new to Murrumbidgee Irrigation, it’s exciting to know that we now have a system we are confident in and our data management will be of a high standard going into the future. With greater confidence in our data, we build greater confidence in our business decisions.”
– Chris Smith, Water Resource Analyst, Murrumbidgee Irrigation
2016 AQUARIUS Impact Award – North America Winners
“All eyes go to the sky as the storm clouds roll across the horizon. Eager anticipation. Finally the precipitation has come. Rain drops and snowflakes start falling. Each one precious. Too many to count. Drip, drip, drip as the snow slowly melts and begins its journey down the mountain. How much? Where? When? Too many variables to track. From drips to rivulets to streams to rivers. Flowing over rocks, through weirs, past gaging stations, and into reservoirs. Every second of every day the water keeps moving. Never static, always changing. Swimming fish, hydroelectric power, thirsty farmers, drinking fountains, all craving the precious jewels of moisture. Who gets what? How much is there? When will it arrive? Need a system. Need a method. USGS protocols to follow. Computing horsepower. Visualization. Real-time data. Calculations. Push button simplicity. Data export and sharing. Sounds like Aquatic Informatics’ AQUARIUS. Problem solved. Data managed. Data uploaded automatically every few seconds from dozens of gaging sites. Corrections applied. Shifts analyzed. Daily average values calculated. Midnight contents tabulated. Reports produced. Multiple users able to access and share the same data concurrently. Hydrographs printed showing exactly what happened. Water rights tracked. Operations optimized. Water put to maximum beneficial use. Just another day in the AQUARIUS water universe.”
– Randy Bowersox, Manager, Hydroelectric Operations, Northern California Power Agency
“The age of Big Data is upon us, and hydrologic data are no exception. Technologies that allow for the collection of water flow, water quality, and water level information produce vast amounts of time series that are incredibly valuable for characterizing and monitoring surface water and groundwater resources, but only if it is handled properly. The Water Resources Division of the National Park Service participates in the management and monitoring of surface water and groundwater and marine resources throughout the National Park System, encompassing a wide array of environments and conditions.
The AQUARIUS interface allows for these data to be not only housed in a centralized, streamlined, and consistent environment, but also makes data manipulation, visualization, correction, and interpretation more efficient. Appending new data to existing data sets, eliminating noisy or erroneous data points, determining trends, and other actions are all done in the same interface; data backup is more reliable, and sharing is much simpler.”
– Steve Rice, Hydrogeologist, Water Resources Division, National Park Service
AQUARIUS is the world’s preferred software to acquire, process, model, and publish water data. Over 500 organizations in over 50 countries trust AQUARIUS to produce accurate water information in real-time. A modern design delivers the latest water science in an intuitive experience. Simplified data management, analysis, and information sharing enable better decisions for the equitable use, sustainable management, and protection of the world’s precious water resources. Water professionals looking to better manage growing volumes of water quality or quantity monitoring data are invited to watch the 3-minute AQUARIUS video or read additional customer success stories at www.aquaticinformatics.com.
About Aquatic Informatics Inc.
Aquatic Informatics™ provides software solutions that address critical water data management and analysis challenges for the rapidly growing environmental monitoring industry. Aquatic Informatics is focused on providing solutions to a range of different customer groups including federal, state/provincial or local government departments, hydropower operators, mining companies, academic groups and consulting organizations who collect, manage and process large volumes of water quality or quantity data.