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Welcome to the official website of the 12th Annual Salt Lake County Watershed Symposium, November 14-15, 2018!  Free and open to all, the Symposium encourages a comprehensive review of the current state of our watershed while creating learning and networking opportunities for a broad array of stakeholders. Sessions cover a broad range of topics on water quality and watershed issues with local, regional, and national relevance.  Hosted annually by Salt Lake County Watershed Planning & Restoration.

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Thursday, November 15 • 1:45pm - 2:15pm
Cyberinfrastructure for Improving Real-Time Water Resources Management

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Cyberinfrastructure for Improving Real-Time Water Resources Management

This presentation will explore new forms of cyberinfrastructure for monitoring water resources, including autonomous robotic-sensor networks for real-time water flow and quality tracking in rivers and estuaries, wireless-sensor networks for monitoring the mountain water cycle, and machine learning algorithms to optimize sensor-network design

Full Abstract
Recent advances in low-cost and low-power sensing technologies, remote sensing, cloud computing, and machine learning present exciting opportunities to develop new resilient and adaptive civil-infrastructure systems for improving water-resources management. These systems can help to ensure the optimal use of constrained water resources, monitor aging infrastructure, adapt to infrastructure failures, and improve our scientific understanding of the environment. In this presentation, I will discuss research on new real-time sensor networks for monitoring water resources in mountains and river environments, which are key regions for storing and delivering water in the Salt Lake Valley and across the Western United States. Specific topics will include: (1) the development of an autonomous robotic sensor networks for real-time water flow and quality tracking in rivers and estuaries, (2) real-time wireless-sensor networks for monitoring the mountain water cycle, and (3) combining airborne remote sensing data and machine learning algorithms to optimize sensor-network design. I will also present and solicit feedback on future research, including the development of depth-profiling robots for the Great Salt Lake and Utah lake.

Speakers
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Carlos Oroza

Assistant Professor, University of Utah
Carlos Oroza is an Assistant Professor at the University of Utah in civil engineering. His research interests include applications of ubiquitous in-situ sensing, remote sensing, and machine learning for civil-infrastructure systems, especially for improving water-resources management... Read More →



Thursday November 15, 2018 1:45pm - 2:15pm
Lower Level - Ballroom A/B Utah Cultural Celebration Center, 1355 W 3100 S, West Valley City, UT 84119

Attendees (19)