Model My Watershed Wins “City on a Cloud Innovation Challenge” Partnership Award

July 16th, 2018

Amazon recognized hubs of innovation as part of their City on a Cloud Innovation Challenge. Winners were selected in four categories: Best Practices, Partners in Innovation, Dream Big, and We Power Tech.

Model My Watershed
Analysis results in Model My Watershed application.

Via Stroud Water Research Center:

Avondale, PA – Amazon Web Services has announced Stroud Water Research Center — a global leader in the advancement of knowledge and stewardship of freshwater systems — is a 2018 winner of the City on a Cloud Innovation Challenge. Winners were announced at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C., during the AWS Public Sector Summit June 20-21.

The Stroud Center was one of three winners in the Partners in Innovation category and will receive $25,000 in AWS promotional credit to continue its project. Partners in Innovation Award winners are technology partners who have deployed innovative solutions to solve government or teaching and learning challenges.

Model My Watershed®, the Stroud Center’s winning project, is an easy-to-use, professional-grade watershed modeling and data discovery web application that enables citizens, conservation practitioners, municipal decision-makers, educators, and students to learn about their watersheds and the impact of stormwater runoff in their neighborhoods. It’s one of six tools in the WikiWatershed® toolkit available at https://wikiwatershed.org.

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Learn more

We’re proud to be a partner on the WikiWatershed team. Learn more about the project in these blog posts:

Model My Watershed: Tool for Analysis of Land Use Change Impacts

How to Build Asynchronous Workflows in a Geospatial Application

Contact us for more information about this tool for researchers and students, alike.