New IBM iPhone App will help protect waterways

IBM’s new Creek Watch application for the Apple iPhone is designed to draw upon the millions of iPhone users to collect data on the country’s rivers, streams and creeks.

IBM is offering an iPhone app designed to enable people to help keep an eye on the waterways around them.

IBM Nov. 4 announced the Creek Watch iPhone app, which lets users quickly and easily gather data on the various rivers and streams they pass. They then would be able to take that data—including a photo—and send it to local or state water authorities, who will be able to gather and analyze the information and get a better view of what’s happening in their environments.

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Metropolitan Water District to Convene First-Ever Water Summit Wednesday, Nov. 10

 Up to 500 people are expected to participate in a one-day summit that will bring together federal and state legislators and regulators, water industry experts, municipal planners, environmentalists, climatologists and other experts.  

Convened by the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California, the event will address the extensive work being done throughout the state to help ensure water supply reliability through the year 2035. 

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