Cleveland Water Alliance has outfitted the Lake Erie Watershed with a state-of-the-art telecommunications infrastructure and hundreds of IoT and LoRaWAN sensors, making it the largest digitally connected freshwater body in the world. This network of sensors provides robust, real-time data to industry, utility, agriculture, maritime, and recreational interests across the region by enhancing our ability to provide functional, streamlined solutions for monitoring water quality in ever-changing conditions.
These mechanisms enable early warning and real-time insights for industry, utility, agriculture, maritime, and recreational interests across the region by enhancing our ability to provide functional, streamlined solutions for water quality monitoring of ever-changing conditions, including dangerous winds and waves, thermal upwellings, hypoxic waters, and toxic algal blooms.
This technology gives us the following:
- Ability to monitor groundwater
- Ability to share data at-scale
- Actual devices that allow our partners to test various parameters and evaluate for themselves what’s going to make a difference in their processes
- Our ability to collaborate with different types of utilities across the basin and vision to expand across the state