The New Zealand Hydrological Society Technical Workshop was held in Dunedin, NZ from April 3rd to 6th this year. These technical workshops are tightly focused around problems and opportunities in field hydrology providing great inspiration for the betterment of water measurement and monitoring.
If there is one theme that dominated water news in February it must be innovation. Starting with how Microsoft is taking water cooling to a whole new level to create fully scalable data centers under ocean waters. I don’t think we can believe that the waste heat in the receiving waters will be totally benign, but it is entirely possible that this is a less impactful solution than any of the other mass computing options. So what if computing and data storage get much, much, cheaper as a result of this technology?