environment

Data-Driven Aquaculture Management

Aquaculture requires innovative solutions to address challenges including population growth, climate change and limited natural resources.

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No Farms, No Food

AI-powered technology will help farmers health-check soil and water Agriculture consumes more than 70 percent of the world’s annual water usage. With small farms producing nearly 80 percent of food for the developing world, ensuring the quality and safety of our water supply is critical. Environmental analysis for agriculture often relies on expensive and time-consuming […]

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Finding Safe Water for Remote Parts of Kenya

Building resiliency to help communities attain water self-sufficiency, combat extreme drought conditions With a population of 46 million, a staggering 41 percent of Kenyans rely on unimproved water sources such as ponds, shallow wells and rivers, a challenge especially great in rural areas. Only nine out of 55 public water service providers in Kenya provide […]

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The Economic and Societal Impact of Climate Change

Recently, I wrote about the state of our climate and outlined our understanding of the science.  Now, let’s talk about the economic impact of these changes, some of which the U.S. Government Accountability Office has summarized in this map reflecting the end of the century. Urban areas We can explore some of these implications.  In […]

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Three Universities Receive World Community Grid Grants

Researchers to study climate, environmental sciences I’m delighted to announce that Emory University, Far Eastern Federal University and Delft University have received grants to use the IBM World Community Grid to study research problems in climate and environmental sciences. Emory University Researchers from Emory University will investigate the impact of climate change on public health.  While the relationship […]

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IBM 5 in 5: Smart Sensors will detect environmental pollution at the speed of light

Our team brings together a variety of disciplines including silicon photonics, spectroscopy, materials science and physical analytics to create new sensing technologies that can pinpoint and monitor the quality of our environment. Why? Because we believe that a multidisciplinary, collaborative approach is what’s necessary to help prevent pollution. And that’s also why we’re working with […]

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How we used IoT data to optimize wastewater treatment

Tweaking wastewater treatment operations allowed us to dramatically lower costs and reduce waste A city with 2 million people will likely have a wastewater treatment plant (WWTP) that handles hundreds of millions of gallons of sewage in a day. This is about the amount that would fit into all 2 million of those residents’ bathtubs! […]

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