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Rupp CarriveauCivil and environmental engineering professor Rupp Carriveau is working with local greenhouse operators to better align water supply and demand.

Engineering prof seeking to smarten up water system

“If there’s a leak in the water system, you often only know about it if someone is flooded out,” says engineering professor Rupp Carriveau.

Through his work with the Essex Region Smart Water Project, he’s searching for ways to smarten up the system with sensors that monitor pressure loss and collect data that can be used to make more informed water management decisions.

His approach is the subject of a recent profile by the Ontario Society of Professional Engineers published in the Globe and Mail newspaper. Read the feature, “Smartening up our infrastructure.”