Tackling Uncertainty with Data Science

The uncertainty (or veracity) of that specific data and information is important to the confidence in the management decisions being made – decisions that affect communities, businesses, farmers and the natural environment

Data Science is Finally Coming to Water Research and Management

Can scientists and managers harness the power of the data and effectively turn it into the insight needed to make more informed water management decisions?

Measuring Stream Flow with Wellntel and Analytics Dashboard

Surface water stage, discharge, or flow rate measurements are key parameters and inputs for hydrologic research and models. Wellntel provides sensor and hardware solutions to measure surface water levels, and with tools available in Wellntel’s Analytics Dashboard (AD), these data can now be automatically converted to, and analyzed as, stage, discharge, or flow rate providingContinue reading “Measuring Stream Flow with Wellntel and Analytics Dashboard”

The 2019 Texas Drought – Water-Levels Observed in Pumping Wells

In the late summer and early autumn of 2019, Texas experienced severe to extreme drought over portions of Central, Southern, and eastern West Texas Regions. That drought is captured in weekly map images provided by the United States Drought Monitor, through a partnership between the National Drought Mitigation Center at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, theContinue reading “The 2019 Texas Drought – Water-Levels Observed in Pumping Wells”

Actionable Groundwater Information

Wellntel is a revolutionary new way for groundwater managers and their consultants to access, view, explore, and act on data from groundwater monitoring networks. For example, Wellntel’s Analytics Dashboard is a living library of interactive tools to see groundwater network and well behaviors and interactions in real-time, creating powerful new opportunities for managers and consultants. With AnalyticsContinue reading “Actionable Groundwater Information”

Wellntel’s Chuck Dunning presenting at the Annual Texas Groundwater Conference

Wellntel will provide an invited presentation at the Annual Texas Groundwater Conference hosted by the American Ground Water Trust. The conference – titled Everything Aquifers and Groundwater Management – is co-sponsored by the Texas Water Development Board. The event brings together “engineers, scientist, planners, water-resource managers, agency professionals and attorneys to share up to dateContinue reading “Wellntel’s Chuck Dunning presenting at the Annual Texas Groundwater Conference”

Wellntel Announces New Sensing Mode to Track, Tag and Understand Pumping Influence During Fixed Timed Interval Monitoring

Wellntel’s New Pump Influence Tagging enables easy and fast exclusion or inclusion of pump influenced groundwater levels in a dataset. The powerful new feature comes standard on all systems leaving Wellntel’s Wisconsin factory as of March 1st, 2018, and is backwards compatible with all customer systems running Sensor Firmware 2.0 or higher. With a Pump PerformanceContinue reading “Wellntel Announces New Sensing Mode to Track, Tag and Understand Pumping Influence During Fixed Timed Interval Monitoring”

As central oversight lessens, neighbors take resilience into their own hands

The need for continuous hydrological data is growing, while the ability of government agencies to collect and interpret these data is flat or declining. Photo from Wisconsin Geological and Natural History Survey Bulletin 111, full citation below * The responsibility for groundwater resource management is shifting from governments to citizens Recent legislation and legal rulings onContinue reading “As central oversight lessens, neighbors take resilience into their own hands”

“In a nonstationary world, continuity of observations is critical”*

Groundwater isn’t static anymore… It is true that groundwater as a natural resource has never been truly static, in the sense that it is constantly moving from points of recharge to points of natural discharge. All components of the hydrological cycle, including groundwater, move continually in response to large-scale physical drivers and the energy dynamicsContinue reading ““In a nonstationary world, continuity of observations is critical”*”