Within the next decade, due to the increasing and competing demands for water, real-time data will be necessary to optimize water withdrawal, waste-load allocation, and hydropower generation while preserving the ecology of our rivers and streams.
Couldn't agree more. And it was fun to help out the cause.
It was a challenge to work outside the usual business parameters. All the data being collected has almost equal priority so it was no time for our usual minimalism. The result (we hope) is a helpful tool for scientists to indulge their appetites for data.