Water monitoring agency in Canada takes modern approach to data management

Water Survey of Canada's Thunder Bay office in Ontario, Canada has successfully implemented and launched the AQUARIUS data management system from Aquatic Informatics...

Sep 19th, 2011

THUNDER BAY, ON, Canada, Sept. 19, 2011 -- Water Survey of Canada's Thunder Bay office in Ontario, Canada has successfully implemented and launched the AQUARIUS data management system from Aquatic Informatics.

The deployment of AQUARIUS is expected to increase the agency's efficiency in acquiring, processing, and publishing hydrometric data from its entire national monitoring network. The AQUARIUS system will also provide business productivity tools for Water Survey's hydrologists and field technicians allowing them to work with larger volumes of data with greater ease.

"Capabilities such as workflow automation and quick and easy access to a new centralized data storage center are but two of the new benefits that the AQUARIUS system brings to Canada's largest water agency," states Edward Quilty, Founder and CEO of Aquatic Informatics.

Aquatic Informatics' Australian partner, Greenspan, developed the environmental telemetry solution EnviroSCADA. The large-scale deployment of the AQUARIUS system is integrated with their automated data acquisition system for over 2400 of Water Survey's continuous water monitoring stations across Canada.

Mark Wolf, Principal Consultant of Greenspan, added that "our EnviroSCADA framework leverages the unmatched power, flexibility, and robustness of ClearSCADA, one of the most widely used Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) systems in the world." The data that is collected by EnviroSCADA is then made available through AQUARIUS to over 200 Water Survey technicians and scientists in real-time across Canada.

Thunder Bay is the first of the organization's 28 offices to switch its complete real-time operations to the AQUARIUS system. Next in line is the Regina Water Survey office, where the system's real-time data analysis solutions will be put through the rigors during the next flood season. From there AQUARIUS will be rolled out to the remaining offices throughout the remainder of 2011.

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