Flint Water Crisis: Data-Driven Solutions & Transparency

In this session we’ll give you a brief overview of the Flint Water Crisis and how we made lead service line discovery more efficient during the City’s recovery. We’ll then present a comparative case study on the efficacy of data-driven models and using machine learning to replace service lines in Flint, versus a non data-driven approach. Finally, we’ll discuss our development and implementation of a public outreach tool: an interactive map for residents to observe replacement efforts, which includes up-to-date model predictions for every home in the city.

Dr. Jake Abernethy

Georgia Tech, BlueConduit

Dr. Eric Schwartz

University of Michigan, BlueConduit

Jared Webb

University of Michigan, BlueConduit

Dr. Stacy Woods

Natural Resources Defense Council