I have been watching the Water Canary project from the beginning of the year waiting for some news – nothing yet. I first saw the Ted video, which is just great:
Searching for more information only got me the simple, PR style, text from it’s web-site:
The Water Canary is an inexpensive water-testing device that makes it possible to collect real-time water quality data from the field. With the push of a button, anyone can measure water quality and share that information with the world.
By placing real-time water quality information within reach, the devices make it possible to quickly identify invisible threats so that appropriate actions can be taken to protect people and ecosystems and prevent hazards from erupting into full-scale emergencies.
Even the ‘Technology‘ page does not add any information. This reminded me of the “Compost-Fueled Cars: Wouldn’t That Be Great?” video. Hope I’m wrong.
If anyone has any real information about the Water Canary I would love to hear about it. Messages sent via their contact form were unanswered.