April showers bring May flowers has been a saying from as far back as the 1500s. Lately, the showers just keep coming—and so does the stormwater that follows. All this rain is leading to an increase in landslides, damaging roads and highways in southwestern Pennsylvania. Last year, millions of dollars were allocated for landslide remediation in this region.Read More
“My passion is finding the best way to take all the data and numbers related to a problem and make something visible that can be shared easily and is readily understandable. Patterns are everywhere, and it’s by looking at the problem with that in mind that I’m able to create these visible representations to solve problems.” – Jenni EllsworthRead More
March Madness is finally upon us! An exhilarating time when college basketball is once again thrust into the mainstream media spotlight as teams work their way toward the Big Dance. The 68-team single-elimination tournament officially began its jam-packed schedule March 17 on Selection Sunday. Fans from across the country are poring over the final selection of teams and stats to craft the perfect bracket.Read More
Timing is everything.
In 2016, I met with Shannon Decker, GIS Manager for the Mid-Atlantic Division of SUEZ Water North America, at the Esri Water Conference in Austin, Texas. SUEZ needed to shave off hours spent on a single emergency notification campaign to improve response time and decrease the inefficiencies inherent in their process.Read More
When it comes to water pollution in urban areas, construction sites are often the main offender. With the pressing need to replace aging infrastructure and the nationwide trend of more people moving to urban locations, local governments and conservation districts must be more prepared than ever to plan for and mitigate urban runoff and construction site erosion.Read More