The use of per- and poly-fluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) in numerous industrial, commercial, and military applications has resulted in their widespread distribution in the environment. Research reports have demonstrated that PFAS are present in the atmosphere, surface water, sediment, soil, groundwater, treated wastewater, biosolids, landfill leachate, and drinking water. This presentation will briefly discuss the nature, sources, and properties of PFAS, their transport, and fate in the environment, with example case studies.
An Abbreviated History and Overview of AI with Example Applications to Hydrology
Dr. Emery Coppola Jr., President NOAH LLC
A short historical overview of Artificial Intelligence (AI), how it came into existence, and its evolution from its inception to today, will be presented. This includes the seminal "Turing Machine", the original two AI schools of thought, the so-called AI winter, its rebirth in 1986, and recent renaissance with Deep Learning. This will be followed by two illustrative hydrological examples. reality at a commercial scale. The presentation will be concluded with thoughts regarding present-day applications and requirements for AI in water management.
Emery Coppola graduated with his Doctorate from the University of Arizona’s Department of Hydrology in 2000. His area of research focused on the application of artificial neural networks to hydrology, and he co-developed a patented AI water management system. Dr. Emery has consulted on the use of AI for water management in the U.S., Australia, Asia, Africa, and Europe. Along with two former U of Arizona professors, he co-founded NOAH, which specializes in AI applications to water management, and is a member of the University of Arizona Tech Parks.
The Occurrence and Fate of PFAS (Per-/Poly-Fluoroalkyl Substances) in the Environment
Desert Waters International Symposium
In many regions of the world, protecting water for natural areas isan urgent matter. There are many ideas and potential lessons to be learned from our international neighbors to help Arizona reframe the link between healthy watersheds and healthy, thriving businesses and communities.