Have you ever wanted to learn how to deploy sensors, interpret data, and learn how communities interact with environmental sensor devices, data, and information? This project is your chance to explore the ultimate combination of technology with real-world applications. Climate change and urbanization have caused problems such as flooding, stormwater runoff, and increased storm events have changed how policymakers, watershed managers, and citizens think about and interact with our water systems.
The Real Time Water Systems Lab works to enable the next generation of smart and adaptive water systems. We run one of the largest sensor testbeds in the United States. Basically, what others are doing for self-driving cars, we are doing for entire cities and watersheds. This project will enable members of the team to use new technologies, such as wireless sensors and robotics, and data that has the potential to transform our urban environments.
The team will be empowered to work with community stakeholders and craft solutions and tools, such as dashboards, that provide scalable management resources and solutions for the Huron River Watershed and the Clinton River Watershed. The team will be asked to consider how users interact with data, citizen science components, and how future technology and sensor may support community objectives and goals.
Faculty Project Lead