Visualizing the Smart River

Public health is directly linked to clean watersheds and waterways. A majority of the world's people are dependent upon rivers, estuaries and their watersheds for survival, yet the supply and quality of these resources are vulnerable to complex human and natural impacts.

"As a globe, we've hit the wall with water and the only way around it is through innovation," says Beacon Institute President and CEO Timothy F. Sugrue, Ph.D. "Our thinking about water requires nothing short of a new paradigm and Beacon Institute's work to make sensor technology and real-time data the standard for protecting the environment, we believe, is the fast track to change."

Beacon Institute implements its mission through collaboration, education and scientific research. By engaging citizens, student groups and others with affordable real-time technology the Institute aims to ensure safe water for the health and vitality of their communities.