The Future of Water Quality Monitoring


Traditionally, water quality monitoring has relied on manual sampling and offsite analysis. While the data is often thorough and complete, the reliance on manpower and the delays in analysis have prevented realtime monitoring of water quality. It looks like this is changing.

AT&T and Ericsson have teamed up to develop remote wireless monitoring devices that can be placed along the course of a river to provide analysis that is both thorough and current. Under the Quality Hooch campaign, fifty sensors will be deployed along Atlanta’s Chattahoochee River. This project will hopefully serve as a model moving forward, and the hope is that after the concept is proven, more of these sensors will be deployed on many other rivers.

This Saturday, Orvis Atlanta will be kicking off the Quality Hooch Campaign as part of their Spring Orvis Days celebration. If you are in the area, I encourage you to stop by to lean more about the program and what you can do to help.

This is that good news that is so often missing in our sport, and I’m excited to see where it goes.

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