Evan Thomas, an environmental engineering professor at the University of Colorado – Boulder, details the fascinating story of Virridy and how Virridy promotes water security through remote sensing. Plus, Reese Tisdale joins us for the final Bluefield on Tap of 2022.
In this session, you’ll learn about:
- How a bioastronautics Ph.D. became an environmental engineering professor
- Why Evan founded Virridy to facilitate water security in drought prone regions in Africa
- How Evan identified the date gap that Virridy filled
- How the sensing technology works
- How Virridy connects sensing data to satellite data
- How Virridy leverages predictive analytics and machine learning to “pre-position” water supplies and food supplies
- How and why Virridy imported its technology to the U.S.
- The needs Virridy’s sensory and satellite linked technology fill in the U.S.
- How Virridy facilitates demand response programs by electric utilities
- Where Evan sees sensing technology and data usage in driving water policy
- How Virridy’s technology fits in the water-energy-food security nexus
- How Virridy provides basic water security through carbon credits and climate financing
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