Completed in 2021, the Fresh Water Data Commons consortium included Teck Resources Limited, Microsoft, Living Lakes Canada, the University of Victoria, and Genome BC. The project developed a robust private-public water monitoring platform in the Columbia Basin in southeastern British Columbia, Canada.
Carl Data Solutions signed a Master Project Agreement with Canada’s Digital Technology Supercluster (“the Supercluster”) to proceed with the $4.65 million Fresh Water Data Commons Project.
Canada’s Digital Technology Supercluster is a cross-industry collaboration that includes some of Canada’s biggest names in healthcare, communications, natural resources, technology, and transportation. The Supercluster supports ambitious technology development projects by co-investing in collaborative enterprises to drive innovation.
Carl Data Solutions led the Fresh Water Data Commons consortium. The platform and the technology developed for the Fresh Water Data Commons offers a technological tool to help every part of Canada, and the world, use data to protect water, people, ecosystems and the economy. As the demand for fresh water continues to rise, there will be an ongoing global need for water monitoring to balance the needs of industry and citizens, while also generating data for environmental studies to examine the genetic health and biodiversity of the environment and the impacts of climate change.
“The Fresh Water Data Commons and subsequent new business through the commercialization of the products developed, demonstrates the scope, scale and ability of our core products. Our platform was designed to have virtually infinite scalability in support of advanced solutions for environmental data collection, storage and real time analytics ... Our existing relationships and emerging partnerships provide us with the means to quickly begin distributing these products.”
“The Fresh Water Data Commons and subsequent new business through the commercialization of the products developed, demonstrates the scope, scale and ability of our core products. Our platform was designed to have virtually infinite scalability in support of advanced solutions for environmental data collection, storage and real time analytics,” said Greg Johnston, President of Carl Data Solutions. “The focus of this project is ultimately global in nature. Our existing relationships and emerging partnerships provide us with the means to quickly begin distributing these products both domestically, throughout North America and internationally.”
The Fresh Water Data Commons Project consolidates data sources from monitoring stations, water management control systems, third party historical data sets and projection models into a cloud based system which can then be accessed through a SaaS (Software as a Service) application or API (Application Programming Interface).
About Carl Data Solutions
Trusted since 2014 to provide environmental monitoring to many of the largest water utilities in the U.S and Canada, Carl Data Solutions has evolved into a leader in AI-driven predictive analytics for industrial and Smart City infrastructure applications that rely on time-series data. The company serves its customers via a trusted partner network that includes engineering and IT services companies like AECOM, Core & Main, Kerr Wood Leidal, K2 Geospatial and CSL Services.
Carl Data Solutions software performs real-time analysis, checks flow monitoring status, sets alarms through a single interface, accepts all types of data from any source and offers predictive and prescriptive analytics. From real-time, historic, wireless, satellite and SCADA data to public data sets including USGS, NOAA and weather forecasts – it doesn’t matter where the data originates – Carl Data Solutions transforms it into actionable information.