At our Global IoT Conference earlier this year, we sat down with local consulting firm Summit Envirosolutions to discuss the sophisticated, yet simple, information systems that gather and evaluate critical environmental data used to provide more insightful recommendations.
Focusing specifically on cultural, environmental and water resources, Summit resource management teams help clients better follow regulatory guidelines at local, state, and federal levels. John Dustman, a hydrogeologist with Summit, shared how everything from agriculture and mining to food processing and municipal supplies use our most valuable resource, water. This requires a certain level understanding, of course, but also demonstrates that groundwater can still be a big mystery to many. To find out more, watch the video:
With over 20 years of experience developing groundwater visualization tools, Summit combines the power of environmental science with data management tools to monitor the quality of water – and to enhance our understanding of physical, biological, and chemical relationships. Summit was also a collaborative developer of AQUILYTICS, software that uses continuous water level and flow rate data to perform hydrogeological tasks that were previously unavailable in any other software program.
Summit developed a protocol for acquiring telemetric data, and created an environmental/water supply database and corresponding graphical user interface to enable instantaneous access, querying, graphing and GIS visualization. “It’s like an MRI for a water well,” said Dustman, “and the ROI is almost immediate from a couple of perspectives.”