Cloud-Based Analytics Dashboard Advances Real-Time Data Analysis While Supporting Collaboration and Active Groundwater Management

Monday, December 3, 2018: 10:20 a.m.
N117 (Las Vegas Convention Center)
Charles Dunning, Ph.D. , Wellntel, Inc., Milwaukee, WI
Joseph Fillingham, Ph.D. , Wellntel Inc., Silver Spring, MD
Nick Hayes, CTO , Wellntel, Inc., Milwaukee, WI
Marian Singer, Co-founder & CEO , Wellntel, Inc., Milwaukee, WI

Cloud-based groundwater monitoring enables real-time data analytics that support active and
sustainable resource management. New telemetry systems that leverage local internet connections
make it possible for data to be cost effectively delivered to cloud databases and online dashboards in
real-time. Leveraging the computing power available in the cloud, real-time, online dashboards provide the opportunity to create and update analytical modules that include groundwater hydrographs, tables and maps, but they also allow for customized, network-scale metrics, comparisons and statistics designed to streamline the workflow from data collection to active management by simplifying and automating data processing and analysis. Monitoring network sponsors, data users, and well owners can choose to display the modules that support their specific groundwater-level data or management needs, or they can collaborate with the dashboard system administrators to develop new modules based on metrics, statistics and comparisons they find useful. Through these collaborations, the collection of modules and metrics available to all users of real-time dashboards can grow, encouraging discovery of new ways to analyze, interpret and understand groundwater data. Real-time analytics dashboards are not only improving data integration into the strategic groundwater management process, they are now creating a forum for new and innovative ways to interpret groundwater data leading to new insights across the groundwater monitoring and management fields.
Charles Dunning, Ph.D., Wellntel, Inc., Milwaukee, WI
Charles Dunning leads Business Development for Wellntel, with responsibilities that include working with clients to define individual monitoring needs for characterizing their water resources and to consider the value of insights gained by expanding data through networks of monitored wells. Charles has advanced degrees in geology and civil engineering, and has had a 35-year career in geology and hydrogeology serving in both the public and private sectors.


Joseph Fillingham, Ph.D., Wellntel Inc., Silver Spring, MD
Joseph Fillingham is the Science Lead at Wellntel Inc. where he works to improve the usefulness and power of groundwater information collected with the Wellntel system focusing on water and environmental dynamics. He also supports the Wellntel technical team in the development of new ways to sense important properties of groundwater. Fillingham received his Ph.D. in freshwater ecosystem dynamics from the School of Freshwater Sciences at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.



Nick Hayes, CTO, Wellntel, Inc., Milwaukee, WI
Nick Hayes is the CTO and co-founder of Wellntel Inc. As an equal partner in the firm FiveTwelve Group, conducting research for Fortune 250 companies including GE, Schneider Electric, ITT, Bucyrus, and Johnson Controls, he spent many years studying the global water business. Most recently, his focus has been on groundwater exploration, access, contracting, financing, regulation, costs, operations, and the global and local conditions that drive its use and threaten its sustainability. Hayes founded Wellntel in 2013 with co-founder Marian Singer.


Marian Singer, Co-founder & CEO, Wellntel, Inc., Milwaukee, WI
Marian Singer is the CEO and co-founder of Wellntel Inc. As an equal partner in the firm FiveTwelve Group, conducting research for Fortune 250 companies including GE, Schneider Electric, ITT, Bucyrus, and Johnson Controls, she spent many years studying the global water business. Most recently, her focus has been on groundwater exploration, access, contracting, financing, regulation, costs, operations, and the global and local conditions that drive its use and threaten its sustainability. Singer founded Wellntel in 2013 with co-founder Nick Hayes.