Citizen science is increasingly crucial to sustainable resource management. A Community-Based Groundwater-Level Monitoring Network (Community Network) is a group of private wells – often pumping from the same local aquifer – in which groundwater level is measured regularly. The owners of these private wells – residential, industrial, agricultural – have made the decision to share… Read more »
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In time for winter, Wellntel is pleased to announce Sounder Probe 3 (SP3), a technical advancement that improves operation and performance even in wells with limited ventilation and where seasonal temperatures and dew points can affect sensor signal strength. Wellntel is engineered for rugged conditions, including intense sun, hot and cold temperatures, and, of course,… Read more »
Wellntel is thrilled to have made Fast Company’s 2017 list of top innovators. The project looks for stand-out projects in each of the 50 states. Wellntel proudly represents Wisconsin. Read more about the honor, and other recipients, here. https://www.fastcompany.com/40401141/announcing-the-united-states-of-innovation-2017
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Farm Journal’s Chris Bennett has written a terrific piece about how groundwater information — specifically, insights about the supply side — benefits farmers. Traditionally, a technician must measure water levels using special equipment and then seal the well after taking a reading. That data is soon out of date. However, Wellntel is designed to tell… Read more »
Wellntel CTO Nick Hayes speaks with Cat Shrier from WaterCitizen while at Weftec 2014. Part of Cat’s Blue Carpet series of interviews.
U-C Berkeley researchers, tapping Wellntel aggregated data for groundwater models, are experiencing the power of rich data – what some call “ground-truth” – in assessing the condition and future of the resource. Here’s an except from a recent article about Wellntel’s collaboration with UCB scientists in California Magazine. Excerpt: “The current problem, the [U-C Berkeley] researchers… Read more »
Sue Luft, Wellntel pilot program participant and founder of Pro Water Equity, and Nick Hayes, CTO of Wellntel, were interviewed by the KPIX 6 o’clock news about the importance of groundwater information to people who depend on private wells, like homeowners, ranchers, farmers and growers. Read more about Wellntel’s Paso Robles Pilot program here.
Wellntel was recently featured at the investor and tech website Xconomy. Reporter Jeff Engel did a terrific job interviewing, reporting and writing about Wellntel’s innovations and plans. Read it here.