Clemson University Intelligent River(R) overview

Imagine that a river could talk. Imagine that it could convey its condition to the people who manage the water flow needed for drinking water…hydroelectric power…recreation…and industrial production. Imagine an Intelligent River.Water flows. So does information. Water resource managers need to know immediately — not days or weeks later — if there is a dangerous change in water temperature, oxygen levels, flow-rate or chemical make-up. Imagine a system that reports this information as it’s happening.┬áThat vision is being realized today by the Intelligent River project at Clemson. The same technology that’s being used to monitor rivers can be used to monitor virtually anything. Plans are already in the works for an Intelligent Farm, Intelligent Forest…even Intelligent Buildings and Roads

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