Smart Great Lakes: Strategy, Implementation, and Benefits (technologies and data)
Co-hosted by Great Lakes Observing System, Northwestern University Center for Water Research, MWRD Commissioner Kimberly DuBuclet
Smart technologies including cellular phones, internet of things devices, and 5G communications have transformed our ability to collect and share data over the last 10 years. These capabilities show great promise for improving our ability to observe and predict the behavior of the Great Lakes, including assessing the effects of climate change, managing infrastructure and transportation systems, and responding to hazards such as extreme weather events in real-time.
This panel discussion will address the needs, challenges, and benefits of implementing a common vision and strategy for the Smart Great Lakes. The panel will consist of:
Moderator: Aaron Packman, Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering and Director of the Center for Water Research at Northwestern University
Kelli Paige, Chief Executive Officer, Great Lakes Observing System
Kimberly DuBuclet, Commissioner, Metropolitan Water Reclamation District
Barbara Moktthewenkwe Wall, Indigenous Environmental Institute, Trent University
Kat Kavanagh, Co-Founder and Executive Director, Water Rangers
Tom Hollenhorst, Research Landscape Ecologist, US EPA Office of Research and Development
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