Google, South Florida Water Management partner to tackle critical water programsGoogle Public Sector is partnering with the South Florida Water ...Google, South Florida Water Management partner to tackle critical water programs
Google Public Sector is partnering with the South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD) to help the agency inform water management decisions across the district.
The partnership will see Google Public Sector deploy its Climate Insights for natural resources solution— powered by Google Earth Engine (GEE) running on Google Cloud and Climate Engine — to help support the availability of drinking water for Florida residents, while also preserving national treasures, like America’s Everglades.
The cloud-based technology will also help the district combat harmful algal blooms (HABs), assist with natural resource restoration, and undertake other important sustainability work. According to a news release, the partnership supports Google’s overall water stewardship strategy to share technology and tools that enable decision-makers to take action around water issues.
“The South Florida Water Management District is proud to continue our water quality improvement efforts using the best available science and tools,” said Sean Sculley, South Florida Water Management District’s chief of applied science. “Our partnership with Google Public Sector and Climate Engine comes at a pivotal time in Florida’s history and recently enhanced environmental restoration efforts. These sustainability solutions will help us to make better decisions for the communities and environment in South Florida.”