Waterrising Institute

We are passionate about solving water quality issues.

aka WaterRising Institute   |   LIVONIA, MI   |  http://waterrisinginstitute.org/

Mission

To develop a state-of-the-art early warning system for water quality monitoring, that provides real time alerts, enabling the local authorities to identify the source of their pollutants, while protecting their citizens.

Ruling year info

2018

CEO

Mrs Alicia M Douglas

Main address

29975 MINTON ST

LIVONIA, MI 48150 USA

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EIN

82-3568853

NTEE code info

Water Resource, Wetlands Conservation and Management (C32)

IRS filing requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990-N.

Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Current Water Quality CHALLENGES • Identifying and communicating water quality issues in real time (vs days with current manual efforts) • Lack of timely decision-making data on pathogens for local authorities and the public, including E. coli and COVID-19 • Outdated and aging methods, technologies and infrastructure • Inefficient resource intensive approaches (manual sampling, manual data entry and reporting) • Lack of information sharing and timely, transparent communications • Poor knowledge about water pollutants andtheir consequences in source water • Weak advocacy for public health impacts

Our programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

DRAWQ Project RACE TO REAL TIME Pathogen Detection

The goal for our DRAWQ project is to make Detroit and the Great Lakes region the center of technology and systems for the measuring of water quality, with initial focus on E.coli, heavy metals, and COVID-19, measured through our Rinocloud AI technology, which uses Raman spectroscopy, to measure pathogens with 99.3% accuracy in 3.37 seconds.

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Where we work

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Goals & Strategy

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Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

1. Demonstrate that real-time sensor testing and monitoring is comparable (or superior) to existing water quality testing protocols, especially for E. coli.
2. Develop new analytical tools that display relationships and trends that will lead to actionable information for local managers and stakeholders for water quality improvement and a focus of resources and efforts.
3. Engage in an outreach campaign to educate citizens in the interpretation of water quality information and demonstrate the impact on public health for individual behavior change.

The practical development of tools, technologies and systems for the monitoring of water quality real time, initially in the Great Lakes Basin region of Michigan.
• Leadership in identifying and evaluating the best technologies
between industriesand governments regarding water quality issues.
• Bringing together all the key stakeholdersto work with asolutions mindset (we are not an advocacygroup).
• Using the Great Lakes and Detroit’smanufacturingand innovation capability as the clean water concept hub, establishingthe region as a water quality leadershipcenter.
• Scaling (longer term) in the US and internationally by leveraging our capabilities, expertise and lessons learned and adapting/sharing across regions and cultures both publicly and privately.

We will achieve this through innovation, investment partnerships and water literacy. Through our strong partnerships with academia, organizations (public, private, and philanthropic), and community scientists, we create a network of tools, technologies and people to solve current and emerging water quality threats, in the Great Lakes region initially, positively influencing water sources nationally and globally, in the longer term.

The DRAWQ (Detroit River AI Water Quality) Project launched officially July 2020, we are pleased to announce the formal agreement with the technology partners in UK and Ireland London Stock Exchange US Detroit Announcement (SARS/COVID) plus securing $1M in technology for the project. In addition Ford Environmental Quality as a leading partner in the project

Financials

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Waterrising Institute

Board of directors
as of 12/10/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board co-chair

Ms. Alicia Douglas

The WaterRising Institute

Term: 2018 - 2020


Board co-chair

Mr. Michael Thomas

The WaterRising Institute

Term: 2018 - 2020

Jeremiah Asher

MSU

Clint Crook

Accenture

Lloyd Treinish

IBM

Joe Kramer

Parjana

Erica Kraus

Water Can't Wait

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 11/27/2020

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

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Multi-Racial/Multi-Ethnic (2+ races/ethnicities)
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender (cisgender)
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Heterosexual or Straight
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Person without a disability

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