Fund For Lake Michigan

Clean Water Technology Pilot Program

  • Grant Recipient: The Water Council
  • Amount: $75,000
  • Year: 2021
  • Watershed: Kinnickinnic River, Menomonee River, Milwaukee River
  • Focus Area: Nutrient Management

The Water Council will work with water technology innovators to conduct in-field, proof-of-concept testing of emerging clean water technologies at real-world demonstration sites in Wisconsin. Specific technologies to be piloted include HABAlert and the Turbidity Tracker.  HABAlert would use artificial intelligence to quickly identify and enumerate cyanobacteria (blue-green algae) in freshwater lakes.  The Turbidity Tracker is a monitoring system that uses in situ sensors to quickly measure water turbidity to estimate soil (total solids) concentration and soil erosion losses on farm fields.

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