Written by Stuart Hamilton

Water has always been important. The perception of its importance is closely linked to episodes of too much, too little, or the wrong quality. Climate change, urban growth, and agricultural intensification are just three examples of pressures that are contributing to an unprecedented global awareness of the importance of water. Everything we know about the effects of these pressures on water are the result of water data.

Is water neglect a direct result of inadequate water data?

Data connects water overuse, misuse, and abuse to undesirable outcomes. In the absence of water data, water uses and abuses have historically been largely indistinguishable.... Read More »

For the final week in our Women in Water series, started on International Women’s Day, we have interviewed women across the world who are dedicated to the protection of water and the environment, and the use of technology to do so. This week, we met with Angela Perks, an AQUARIUS user from the Bay of Plenty Regional Council in New Zealand, and Tamara Roberts, a Linko user at the City of Bloomington Utilities in Bloomington, IN, USA.

Angela Perks is an environmental data analyst with the Bay of Plenty Regional Council who administers the AQUARIUS database, performs field work, and works to automate data capture.

After receiving her master’s degree in geology, Angela worked for a while in the... Read More »

Global Water Awards selects Aquatic Informatics as candidate for prestigious award to be handed out at 2018 Global Water Summit in Paris.

Vancouver, Canada, March 26, 2018 – Aquatic Informatics, the largest water data management company in the world, has been shortlisted alongside three other water technology companies for the Smart Water Company of the Year Award by Global Water Awards. Aquatic Informatics has been recognized for answering the water industry’s calls for improved data access and because of the company’s strong awareness of customer demands for advanced software solutions.  

Global Water solicited nominations from companies that provide a unique... Read More »

As part of our Women in Water series, started on International Women's Day, we are interviewing women across the world who are dedicated to the protection of the water and the environment, and the use of technology to do so. This week, we met with Kirsten Adams, an AQUARIUS user at the Department of Primary Industries, Parks, Water and Environment (DPIPWE) in Australia, and Lynn Landry, a WaterTrax user at Metro Vancouver, Canada.

First up was Kirsten Adams, a senior hydrologist at DPIPWE, who is responsible for determining sustainable limits for water allocations, reviewing major dam developments in terms of water availability, managing the AQUARIUS portal, and conducting hydrological analysis for... Read More »

As part of our Women in Water series, started on International Women's Day, we are interviewing women across the world who are dedicated to the protection of the water and the environment, and the use of technology to do so. This week, we met with Donna Hollis, an AQUARIUS user from TasWater, and Alice Ohrtmann, a Linko user from Rock River Water Reclamation District.

First up was Donna Hollis, a Data Scientist at TasWater, in Tasmania, Australia. Donna has a wide variety of responsibilities at TasWater, including administration of the AQUARIUS system, data integration, and reporting.

Donna has always had an interest in science and technology, and after obtaining her Bachelor of Science in... Read More »

Today, March 8th, is International Women's Day.  This blog post kicks off our “Women in Water” stories feature, in which we’ll be highlighting a number of women working in the water and wastewater industries over the month of March. Join us as as we share the stories of these remarkable women and celebrate their achievements by following our blog.

Each week, we'll be releasing the stories of two women for a total of three weeks. Follow along to learn about their career paths, their experiences with technology in the industry, and the career advice they have for future generations.

This month's Women in Water schedule:

  • March 14, 2018 - Donna Hollis from TasWater and Alice Ohrtmann... Read More »

Wastewater 3.0 is a term that’s been thrown around in the industry a lot these days. But what does it really mean? Since the term itself is so broad, it’s often difficult to break it down into manageable parts.

In addition, one of the resounding problems that both utility providers and technology companies seem to face is using the massive quantities of data that they now receive – thanks to advancements in technology – to power decisions and embrace Wastewater 3.0.

Rich Prinster, our Business Development Manager, was invited to lead a roundtable discussion on Wastewater 3.0 at the 2nd Annual SWAN North American Alliance Utility Workshop in Chicago, a collaboration with... Read More »

We have some exciting news that we would like to share with you!

WaterTrax has joined forces with Aquatic Informatics, the global leaders in environmental data management. Together, our teams are stronger and better able to serve you with improved research, software development, IT, and customer service capabilities.

What does this mean for you? No immediate changes. It’s business as usual, with continued access to your same talented and dedicated team here at WaterTrax. You will still have access to your existing account managers and contacts and the client services team!

We invite you to visit and meet your new Aquatic Informatics extended family.  Many of you... Read More »

Going Mobile with WaterTrax!

In an article entitled "Going Mobile with Field Data Collection", WaterTrax Mobile is featured as an emerging technology that is taking the water industry by storm. Advancements in technology-driven data collection and automated data verification are allowing many utilities to save time and effort when using a mobile data collection tool to collect results in the field. Going mobile with field data collection not only reduces duplication of data entry and review efforts, it also saves utilities a lot of money.

Time Savings

Our clients who have adopted WaterTrax mobile have reported that they were spending upwards of two hours extra per week to double... Read More »

WaterTrax and Linko will be exhibiting at WEFTEC in booth 8524. Stop by and register to win a Tablet!

Be sure to visit WaterTrax and Linko at WEFTEC 2016 in New Orleans, September 24-28, where we will be demonstrating exciting data management and compliance innovations for the wastewater industry, as well as solutions experts on hand to answer any questions you may have. We will also be having a draw for a new tablet for all those who come by the booth.

Each day we will be hosting live demo sessions of our newest products at our booth! Please review the schedule below.

Live demo schedule:
1:00 Linko introduces their new POM Portal for FOG Programs

2:00 eDMR tools at the click of a... Read More »