Over the past two years, the Internet of Water and The Commons have been collaborating with Native American tribal governments, leading community science NGOs, California’s Water Control Boards, members of the California Office of Environmental Health Hazard and Assessment, and the Water Data Collaborative to enable state agencies to leverage monitoring data to better inform the public about local freshwater algal blooms. Hear from a panel of project leaders about implementing all aspects of the project – tiered data management, database alignment, API development, software training, stakeholder engagement, and more.
The Commons is partnering with the Shenandoah Riverkeeper to help enact the Shenandoah Watershed Compact, a shared vision for a clean, healthy river. Learn about how they are developing a watershed map with real-time monitoring data to support water quality advocacy with state environmental agencies.
This webinar introduces SensorThings API, an open standard for data providers to publish interoperable data, and data users to build workflows and applications built on standard interfaces applicable across all implementing data providers. You will learn about how to use the API to get data, including from several example data providers. You will also learn how to set up your own.
Community Science groups collect a wealth of data on water quality that can be leveraged to improve management of water resources. John Dawes, executive director of The Commons, will present the Water Reporter app, which provides local monitoring programs with streamlined data management, visualization, and export capabilities to official databases.
Extracting water data from large databases is too often overly complicated and burdensome. The North Carolina State Climate Office’s new extraction and visualization tools – Station Scout and Cardinal – make weather data extraction and exploration easier than ever before. Assistant State Climatologist, Corey Davis, will present these new tools and discuss the process that went into their development.
Linking data to the wider hydrographic network is a key component of making water data more discoverable and more easily accessible. Dave Blodgett, a hydro informatics specialist at USGS, will describe how the Hydro Network-Linked Data Index (NLDI) connects data to the National Hydrography Dataset so that relationships between single monitoring locations and the broader water world can be revealed.