Posts Tagged: climate

Groundwater insights allow businesses to meet sustainability goals

Wellntel for the Sustainable Businesses

It was once thought that groundwater monitoring would be the exclusive purview of government scientists, agencies and regulators. Wellntel upends that premise by enlisting, teaching and enabling citizens and community groups to themselves become collectors of groundwater data. We’ve seen that businesses are as interested as citizens and communities in sustainability, and need groundwater facts to meet their profit goals, their goals… Read more »

Wellntel data confirm satellite-based groundwater trends

Water levels measured by Wellntel System in California well, 2016/2017

Providing networked data at the level needed to make informed decisions, take action, and manage local groundwater resources This colorful map, developed by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, provides an important view of the extent and level of drought and wetness in shallow aquifers across the United States. These regional conditions vary seasonally and… Read more »

“In a nonstationary world, continuity of observations is critical”*

Visualization of a very wavy Northern Hemisphere jet stream. (NASA)

Groundwater isn’t static anymore… It is true that groundwater as a natural resource has never been truly static, in the sense that it is constantly moving from points of recharge to points of natural discharge. All components of the hydrological cycle, including groundwater, move continually in response to large-scale physical drivers and the energy dynamics… Read more »

Wellntel Sponsors – Changing the way we see Groundwater

Wellntel Sponsors

Coinciding with Groundwater Week 2016, Wellntel Announces “Sponsors” — a program designed to make groundwater facts available everywhere. Wellntel’s new “Sponsor” program makes large-scale, stakeholder-engaging groundwater monitoring a reality. Sponsoring of Wellntel systems is happening in 25 states already. Today’s announcement formalizes the program and augments the underlying tools and resources that make it possible…. Read more »

Wellntel expands, opens Global Groundwater Center in Milwaukee

Wellntel's Global Groundwater Center

To accelerate and expand production, customer service, and new product development, Wellntel, Milwaukee’s hottest watertech start-up* has moved into a new facility on Milwaukee’s historic lower east side. The new space boasts a water lab, high-tech just-in-time production cells, a fabrication shop, fulfillment center, high-speed internet, natural sunlight, a store front, conference center, ample parking,… Read more »

Groundwater Pumping Risk Featured in USA Today

USA Today Solutions

If you haven’t already seen it, the cover article, called ‘Pumped beyond limits, many U.S. aquifers in decline’ at USA Today is a meticulously researched, eye-opening piece about the rapidly declining state of the US’ and the world’s major aquifers, impact, and potential solutions. The first three solutions proposed are, in essence, Wellntel – and we make… Read more »

Measuring Lake Levels with Wellntel

Wellntel is measuring water level changes in McKinley Marina, a mooring basin within Milwaukee Harbor on Lake Michigan.  The Milwaukee Community Sailing Center, a not-for-profit community based sailing organization, is hosting Wellntel and providing access to the marina and supporting the Wellntel sensor platform. Monitoring lake levels is a new area for Wellntel. While we… Read more »

Wellntel information improves groundwater science

While the need for more information about groundwater grows, methods or plans to get it have lagged far behind for decades. And while computer models become more powerful every day, verifiably accurate observations to confirm and improve them are expensive and time consuming when you can’t see the resource, as is the case with groundwater…. Read more »

Wellntel: like moving from black-and-white to HDTV

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 »

“2nd place couldn’t feel any better”

This was the subject line of an email from CEO Marian Singer, sent to Team Wellntel — investors, friends and partners — after it was announced that Wellntel is a runner up in Imagine H20’s Global Water Technology Competition. Here is what else she had to say: Good evening – Nick and I are proud… Read more »