The Nature Conservancy
The partnership between The Nature Conservancy and Northwestern combines complementary research efforts to support urban sustainability and biodiversity on regional, national, and global scales. The agreement, led by ISEN, leverages cutting edge technology and public engagement to assess and address water management issues in the Midwest region. The partnership complements the participation of The Nature Conservancy on ISEN's Executive Council.
2015: The Nature Conservancy and ISEN are working with Argonne National Laboratory to monitor land and stormwater catchment at the Indian Boundary Prairies. The study is using technology developed at Argonne to monitor how the preserve’s prairies can help manage Chicago’s stormwater runoff and alleviate flooding for nearby residents on the Chicago's South Side. Sensor nodes developed at Argonne are measuring a variety of hydrological factors including soil moisture, water levels, and stormwater impacts.
- Interview with Michelle Carr, Illinois Director of The Nature Conservancy
- Interview with Liliana Hernandez Gonzalez, lead researcher for the storm water project at the Indian Boundary Prairies and a graduate student at Northwestern University
- Article: "Technology Revolutionizes Stormwater Study at Indian Boundary Prairies"
For more information on partnership oppotunties with ISEN, please contact Demetria Giannisis at firstname.lastname@example.org.