CSE498, Collaborative Design, Spring 2012
Computer Science and Engineering
Michigan State University

While seemingly plentiful, water is not an unlimited resource. Without constant monitoring and proper planning, the demand for water can outpace the supply. Hence, the Dow Chemical Company continually observes water intake and stress levels at their plants throughout North America.

Our Global Water Dashboard is an interactive dashboard that enables Dow to analyze the water intake of their various manufacturing sites from a water basin.

The landing page of our dashboard shows a visualization of all the data with graphs and charts, such as manufacturing units located in water stressed regions, water intake levels, and a comments section to capture water related information such as completed or planned projects and awards received.

From the landing page, the user can move to the map page where the user can select sites by geographic region and view the relevant water related information. The user can then choose one or more sites for viewing the site-specific data or generating a report

Reports can be viewed by the user on the reports page where the user can compare one or more sites based on years or other fields such as water intake type and water projects.

Our Global Water Dashboard is built in Microsoft SharePoint using Silverlight integration for Bing Maps. Sequel Server Reporting Services (SSRS) is used to generate the reports. The landing page is generated by PerformancePoint.