Stay on top of water quality changes as they happen, throughout the entire watershed, with GybeMaps. Whether you're looking for day-to-day operational solutions, or to better understand the long term evolution of a waterbody, we have you covered.
Drinking Water Utilities
Improve your sampling plans,
make more effective operational changes, and
get early warnings to help you plan for changes proactively.
Optimize sampling plans.
Decide where + when to sample.
With GybeMaps, our municipal drinking water customer has an overview of the entire watershed upstream from the treatment plant, and is notified of meaningful changes in near real time. This enables them to further optimize water quality sampling, operations plans, and water treatment according to water conditions.
Early Warnings of what's coming downstream.
Algal Blooms, Sediments, Spills.
A large urban drinking water utility uses GybeMaps to get automated, early warnings of changes in the river that supplies their water, to be prepared for what’s coming downstream. They also track the severity of seasonal algal blooms within their treatment plant settling reservoirs.
Algal Bloom Predictions
Understand risk, where + when.
Our international water management partner uses Gybe’s Algal Bloom Predictions to warn treatment and dam operations about the risk level at any given time and place. Bloom predictions are currently being Beta tested. Live Bloom Predictions will be available this spring, during in the next algal bloom season.
Impact Tracking Solutions
Find problem areas,
Understand long term trends, and
Pinpoint where restoration projects would be most effective.
Basin Scale water quality tracking.
In the Mekong River Delta.
With GybeMaps, an international NGO customer is able to automatically monitor entire large scale basins (eg. in the Mekong River Delta). This data can be used to understand changing conditions over time, and to detect areas in the watershed where conditions are improving or deteriorating. It's also useful to pinpoint locations where interventions are needed, and to help coordinate action.
Comparing water quality across different water bodies around the world.
Tracking change in high risk water.
Another international NGO customer uses GybeMaps to compare water quality across a range of water bodies. Our remote sensing data archive allows for easy comparison of consistent datasets from 2016 onwards. These datasets enable us to generate a valid baseline of normal water quality conditions, to help understand the impact of land use change on water quality.
Tracking the water quality impacts of dam removals
Restoring free flowing rivers, habitats & community
We are helping our public and private sector clients restore habitats and understand water quality impacts following dam removals. Using GybeMaps, our customers track water quality across the river system. Free flowing rivers help restore critical ecosystems, improve wildlife habitat, enable unobstructed fish passage and improve water
quality and biodiversity.
Backed by science
We're working on the cutting edge of what's possible in remote sensing data science for surface water. Below you'll find the links to some recent documents that we've published on the topic.
Remote Sensing Analysis of Water Quality in Reservoirs at Water Fund Locations.
Technical Case Study
Remote Sensing of Water Quality in Laguna del Sauce, Uruguay.
Impact of COVID lockdown on Water Quality: Remote Sensing analysis of four locations.
Technical Case Study
Remote Sensing as a Tool for Monitoring Water Quality in Lake Toba, Indonesia.
We're continuously adding new parameters and functionality to GybeMaps. Read about some of our current research projects below.
Detecting Harmful Algal Blooms
At San Luis Reservoir, California
Algal Blooms, including Toxic Blooms (HABs) are an increasingly common issue due to climate change and pollution accumulation. We developed the ability to correctly detect blooms in the San Luis reservoir, which is known for large blooms in summer.
In the southern Mississippi basin.
Nitrates, mostly from agricultural runoff, accumulate in the Mississippi river and lead to a very large dead zone in the Gulf of Mexico. Gybe is tracking nitrates at a never before seen scale, helping TNC to better understand and reduce nitrate levels in the river system.