Dry Cleaning Chemicals Put Water at Risk in Central California

The California EPA used geospatial analysis to locate dry cleaning soil contamination and prioritize remediation efforts. A map is used to direct tasks for water sampling and soil borings and see toxic sample outcomes. Read more

It Must Be Something in the Water of the Congo River Basin

Researchers from Woods Hole Research Center mapped and analyzed river chemistry in the Congo River Basin with GIS. The project supported the Global River Projects, which collects data about the earth’s primary rivers. Read more

Making Sure Wastewater Isn’t Wasted in Virginia

Hampton Roads Sanitation District monitors the application of biosolids to the district’s farmlands to make sure federal, state, and local regulation guidelines are met. Previously, the district used field site books containing maps and correspondence. By migrating this information to GIS, the district now keeps information updated and reporting accurate. Read more

Province of Ferrara Canada Uses GIS for Carbon Accounting for the Kyoto Protocol

To meet Canada’s obligation under the Kyoto Protocol, researchers used GIS to measure carbon loss from deforestation. An online tool allows citizens to report environmental deterioration. Read more