All Levels of Expertise Welcome!

The Graduate Ann Arbor | 615 East Huron St., Ann Arbor, MI 48104

Xylem water quantity and quality experts will be conducting a free, one-day educational workshop, Tuesday, August 22nd, at the Graduate Ann Arbor Hotel. This will be a full day of information relevant to water monitoring in surface water and inland environments. Whether interested in collecting continuous water quality data with the EXO and 6-Series Sondes, or you need discharge data with instruments such as the multi-frequency RiverSurveyor-M9, this will have something for everyone!

BONUS: Bring in your YSI gear for a FREE, on-site evaluation by members of our technical support team!

But wait - there's MORE! Everyone will receive a bit of YSI and SonTek swag!

Need a room for the evening? Book your reservations at the Graduate Ann Arbor here.

Workshop Schedule

8:45 – 9:00 Sign-in/Registration

9:00 – 9:05 Welcome and Introductions – Kyle Kaminski, Xylem Analytics Regional Representative

9:05 – 10:00 “Hydrologic Data Collection “Best Practices” for River, Stream and Canal Monitoring” - Dr. Xue Fan, SonTek Application Engineer

10:00 – 10:15 Break

10:15 – 11:00 “Keeping Up-to-Date with Cutting-Edge Measurement Technologies” - Kyle Kaminski, Xylem Analytics Regional Representative

11:00 – 12:00 “Continuous Monitoring for Harmful Algal Blooms” - Dr. Stephanie Smith, YSI EXO Product Manager

12:00 – 1:00 Lunch

1:00 – 2:00 "Setting-up Your Sonde for Long Term Deployments in Harsh & High Fouling Environments" - Curt Butler, Application Specialist

2:00 – 2:15 Break

2:15 – 3:15 “Real-time Data and Buoys” – Paul Nieberding, Fondriest Environmental Inc.

3:15 – 3:45 “EXO Data Collected with Algae Sensors” – Ed Verhamme, LimnoTech

3:45 – 4:30 Closer Look: Environmental Monitoring Case Studies – Kevin Labbe, Xylem Analytics Application Engineer

All day: YSI Product Evaluations and Private Meetings (Please request in advance)

Bring your YSI Sonde for a free on-site evaluation by our pros!

Learn more about data collection success and challenges from other hydrologists and researchers working in the region.


Please provide us your contact information to confirm your reservation. If you have questions, would like to schedule a private meeting with one of our presenters, or need to cancel before the event, please email SonTek Marketing Communications Manager Christina Iarossi (

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