Sensors and Emerging Tech Help Drought Ravaged California

Emerging water technologies are receiving increased attention in media coverage of the California drought. This small piece of good news could help Clarkson University’s Beacon Institute and other institutions that want to speed the pace of innovation in sensor tech, real-time monitoring, analytics and more. Read on for some examples.

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Sensors Help Drought-Stricken California Farmers

Just as REON sensors developed by Beacon Institute at Clarkson University are monitoring the Hudson, Mohawk and St. Lawrence, TechCrunch reports that innovations developed at UC Davis have made possible a new generation of affordable sensors that can monitor water use, evaporation and demand in farmers’ fields. The California drought has made water management a top concern for the state’s agriculture industry.

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