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Navigating Surface Water Risks for the Public and Private Sectors 

Where we operate: 

  • Public Health & Safety

  • Ecological Restoration &      Environmental Protection

  • Commercial Fishing

  • Recreational Industries

Clear Water Lake

(Above) The health struggles of this lake extend far beyond just the flora and fauna that inhabit its surroundings. The lake's deteriorating condition poses a significant public health and safety risk. It threatens the community's drinking water supply, jeopardizes the operational efficiency of the local power plant that depends on its waters for cooling and holds potential negative impacts for businesses of all sizes that rely on a healthy lake ecosystem for their success.


What's the origin and location of the biosecurity threat affecting our water resource?

  • HAB Forecasting: Precise forecasting of Harmful Algal Blooms (HABs) with severity prediction capabilities.

  • Source Differentiation: Accurate differentiation between various pollution sources including agriculture, human, and others.

  • Nutrient Source Identification: Identifying the source of nutrients like nitrogen/phosphorus contributing to HABs.

  • Infrastructure and Ecosystem Protection: Safeguarding of critical infrastructure from biofouling and water bodies from infestations.

  • Near Real-Time Detection: Automated, rapid detection and forecasting of toxins relevant to human health.

  • Comprehensive Biothreat Insights: Detailed analysis of harmful algae, toxic diatoms, toxic dinoflagellates, and toxic red and green algae.Optimized Operations: Insights to guide critical infrastructure operations, like the best times to open dams to minimize impact on fish migrations.

Aquatic Invasives

  • Baseline Analysis: Generate comprehensive baseline analyses including risk assessments and potential infestation pathway forecasting.

  • Enhanced Mitigation: Utilize deep RNA and DNA analytics to improve mitigation strategies via population stress assessments and efficiency enhancement, reducing treatment time and cost.

  • Ballast Water Management: Prevent future invasive outbreaks resulting from ballast water with our advanced analytics.

  • AIS Team Support: Offer under-resourced AIS teams the tools to maximize manpower, gaining more insights to drive impactful projects.

  • Focus on Small Species: Specialize in detecting small species, such as plants, fish, and insects, that are hard to visually identify yet can become significant nuisances.

Can we proactively manage the imminent threat posed by invasives to our water system?

Native & Endangered

Are the native species thriving and are our conservation efforts effective?

  • ​​Historical Population Insights: EQO leverages DNA analysis and metabarcoding to trace past population trends and interactions.

  • Live Abundance Analysis: RNA analysis enables EQO to quantify the live members in a population and assess stress responses.

  • High-Volume, High-Efficiency Solutions: EQO combines the power of RNA and DNA analysis to offer cost-effective, efficient strategies for conservation and regulatory compliance.

  • Species-Specific Solutions: Specialized tracking for specific species like salamanders and salmon, crucial for fisheries management.

  • Focus on Small Species: Dedicated attention to detecting small species, such as certain plants, fish, and insects, that are challenging to identify manually.


EQO's clientele comprises both public and private entities, owning or overseeing assets like lakes, rivers, reservoirs, and wetlands - all precious components of our watershed ecosystems. These assets are all encountering escalating challenges due to climatic changes and pollution runoff. Similar to tackling a human health issue, the journey towards restoring the health, safety, and biodiversity of these aquatic ecosystems commences with precise diagnostics.

Public Drinking Water Utility

A client in New York is utilizing EQO's tools to gain more visibility into source water risks, including aesthetics and possible contamination sources. 

Fisheries & Habitat Protection

A client in N California is utilizing EQO's tools to drive fisheries and habitat protection. 

Environmental Protection

A client in the Great Lakes region is utilizing EQO's tools to drive efforts to understand and mitigate invasive species threats. 

Department of Transporation 

A client in Texas is utilizing EQO's tools to understand and manage the impact of transportation infrastructure on native and endangered species. 

Contact us for a more detailed summary of each client's need and the EQO solution

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