Google, UM to build digital tools for Flint water crisis

Brian Larkin, planning and development director for the city of Flint, answers questions from members of the Michigan Data Science team during a team trip to Flint. A partnership between Google and the University of Michigan’s Flint and Ann Arbor campuses aims to provide a smartphone app and other digital tools to Flint residents and officials to help them manage the ongoing water crisis. The app and other tools will help predict where lead levels will be highest in the city’s water, and they’ll pull together information and resources to make the crisis easier to navigate for those affected. The project is made possible by a $150,000 grant from Google. “This investment by Google is an outstanding commitment to our community. It creates an ideal combination of an industry powerhouse…


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