Water Management Done Smartly

Water Management Done Smartly

News Type: Federal Source: World Wildlife Fund
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Founded by ​the winners of ​the 2016 ​Aquahacking ​Challenge in ​Montreal, ​ CANN Forecast ’s ​mission is to ​help prevent ​water-related ​crises by ​leveraging ​municipalities’​ existing data ​ . Nicolas St. ​Gelais, Co-​founder and ​Scientific ​Director, has ​always had an ​interest in ​understanding ​water issues ​and exploring ​how technology ​can help us ​better manage ​it.

“Back ​in 2005, and ​even more ​importantly ​today, ​communities ​were asking to ​get back access ​to the rivers ​and water ​bodies ​neighbouring ​Montreal. Not ​knowing whether ​water bodies ​were safe or ​healthy for ​recreational ​activities ​created a ​challenge. ​During the 5-​month hackathon,​ our team ​created a ​machine ​learning model ​that accurately ​predicts water ​quality in real ​time,” ​says Nicolas. ​