Water quality monitoring is carried out for a number of reasons. Businesses with environmental licences are required to monitor discharges to water or in the receiving environments to demonstrate compliance with licence conditions. Government departments and research organisations monitor water to understand how activities in a catchment affect water quality. To inform water quality models, to detect trends in water quality or events.
Topics: Water monitoring, remote monitoring system engineering, IoT water quality system engineering, Remote Water Quality Monitoring, Environmental Alerts, Environmental Internet of Things, Acquaculture
The sad pictures of over a million native fish carcasses, floating along the Darling River in NSW, recently brought water quality into focus. Local residents found dead Murray Cod over 50 years old, a grim indication of the historical significance of the disaster.
What to consider when designing water monitoring systems?
In our previous blog we focused on how IoT is revolutionising contemporary water monitoring. Here we will look at the solutions. The best IoT based water monitoring should allow for these 3 essential capabilities and key criteria: