Water Monitoring

Early warning systems for water quality that enables local authorities to identify pollutants and protect their citizens.

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WaterRising Institute

WaterRising Institute is a women-led nonprofit that accelerates real time and sustainable monitoring of water quality that is secure for people and the planet.

We will achieve this through innovation, investment partnerships and water literacy. Through our strong partnerships with academia, organizations (public, private, and philanthropic), and community scientists, we create a network of tools, technologies and people to solve current and emerging water quality threats, in the Great Lakes region initially, positively influencing water sources nationally and globally, in the longer term.

Our goal is for Detroit to become the center of technology and systems for the measuring of water quality, with initial focus on E.coli and COVID-19.

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More than 35 million people rely on the great lakes for drinking water, jobs and their way of life.

  • 21% of the world’s supply of surface fresh water
  • 84% of North America’s surface fresh water
  • 5 Great Lakes
  • 11,000 Inland Lakes
  • 789,458 registered boats in MI

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Our Mission

The development of tools, technologies and systems for the monitoring of water quality in real time. Our systems monitor rivers, lakes, and beaches which serve our community for recreation, agricultural irrigation, and treatment facilities for potable water.

90 Million Cases of Recreational
Waterborne Illness Per Year*

Recreational waterborne illnesses present a substantial economic burden to the United States health care system, with an annual cost of at least $2.2 billion from 90 million cases, according to findings published in *Environmental Health.

OBJECTIVES

The WaterRising Institute identifies 6 key objectives relating to water quality issues in the Great Lakes Basin region of Michigan.

Predominant Waterborne Pathogens
Threaten Water Quality

The diseases: diarrhea, respiratory illness, liver damage, kidney failure, heart disease, cancer, nervous system disorders, birth defects, death.

About WaterRising Institute

WaterRising Institute is a women-led nonprofit that accelerates real time and sustainable monitoring of water quality.

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The Team

An experienced team dedicated to solving water quality issues and the relationship to public health.

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Our Mission

State-of-the-art early warning systems for water quality monitoring, enabling local authorities to protect their citizens.

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