water data

World Water Day 2019: Cleveland Water Alliance Guest Blog by Christine Boyle

CEO Christine Boyle wrote a guest blog for World Water Day 2019, which got published on the Cleveland Water Alliance website on March 22.

An excerpt from the blog: This year’s World Water Day theme “Leaving no one behind” hits home right here in the United States.  According to a recent study by Food and Water Watch, water shutoffs are growing problem for water customers, and the utilities that service them, across the U.S.

Read more about water shutoffs and new approach to reduce them on the Cleveland Water Alliance Blog.

Valor Water Analytics and Xylem Sponsors of Erie Hack 2019

Both Valor Water Analytics and Xylem are sponsoring this year’s Erie Hack, a challenge organized and led by the Cleveland Water Alliance in collaboration with partners in Detroit MI, Toledo OH, Erie PA, Buffalo NY, and Windsor ON (Canada). Several competitions for coders, developers, engineers, and water experts have been created in order to generate enduring solutions to Lake Erie’s biggest challenges. The competition includes $100,000 in prizes for the most creative and effective hacks.

Two members of Valor Water Analytics’ Engineering team, Data Scientist Bahman Roostaei and Software Engineer Victor Miao, created a mini challenge for Erie Hack, listed under ‘Drive the Creation of Meaningful Dara’,. A ‘Seasonal Water Usage Analysis’, focuses on the question how to leverage technical tools to explain or quantify how weather variables contribute to local water usage pattern. 

Read more about Erie Hack and Valor’s challenge here: https://eriehack.io/othercities/

How AI Could Smarten Up Our Water System

By Mary Catherine O'Conner

It’s easy to take water for granted. Turn on the tap, and you’ll receive clean, life-giving water (with some very notable exceptions). But for a myriad of reasons, ranging from our changing climate to aging infrastructure to growing demands for water, all aspects of the water cycle — how it is collected, cleaned, distributed (and repeat) — are overdue for a technological makeover.

Read more here including the mention of Valor Water (must be a Medium member to access): 

https://medium.com/@mcoc/how-ai-could-smarten-up-our-water-system-f965b87f355a