Drought in California,

The droughts that are occurring in California, Puerto Rico, North Korea, Sao Paolo, and India are climatologically driven events, but the droughts of recent times have almost certainly been aggravated by water over-use, mis-use, and abuse. An attractive alternative to the scenarios that are currently playing out around the world is one in which monitoring is in place and provides: water supply statistics (so that planning...

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Dillbert Comic.

It’s all over the news these days: Agile this, Lean that. It seems like another round of business process lingo is having its day in the sun. Remember "Synergies" anyone? But maybe this time there’s really something to it. In fact the whole Agile fad started in the software industry and we software types think it’s a pretty big deal. We’ve been transforming the way we build our products at Aquatic...

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Top Employer Award.

On the heels of receiving an EBJ Business Achievement Award, I’m excited to share that Aquatic Informatics was recognized as one of Canada’s Top Employers for 2014 and 2015! Now entering its 2nd year, Canada’s Top Small & Medium Employers is a national Mediacorp competition that recognizes the small and medium enterprises that offer the best workplaces and forward-thinking employee programs. If you ask our team what it means to work here, you’ll hear shout-outs for our incredible passion, collaborative atmosphere, and great work environment.

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Angel and devil.

Tad Slawecki, Senior Engineer at Limnotech, provided a very interesting and entertaining 'lightning talk' at the Open Water Data Initiative session of the AWRA 2014 conference. Against a backdrop of increasing momentum toward 'big data,' which is often conceived as primarily 'virtual' data derived from distributed models, Tad argues that we need to restore our faith in 'virtuous' data. vir·tu·ous /ˈvərCHo͞oəs/. Having or showing high moral...

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