California’s Water Market: Outlook & Innovations

The expansion of permanent cropland and continuing growth of urban communities are increasing demands on California’s limited water resources. These conditions are driving innovation to improve water risk management due to volatile hydrology. Urban agencies and Central Valley farmers regularly transact in a water market that is under new competitive pressure as participants manage this new normal. To provide greater market transparency, WestWater Research and Nasdaq have developed the NQH2O index which provides a weekly snapshot of California water prices. Market participants rely on the index as an informational tool to understand current prices in California’s spot water market. In addition, farmers are beginning to acquire futures contracts settling against the index to offset the financial risks of water market price volatility. In this presentation, WestWater staff will introduce California’s water market, the NQH2O index, and the new risk management tool of water futures contracts.

The Oak Ridges Moraine Groundwater Program: Thinking Differently – a data driven approach to water management

The Oak Ridges Moraine Groundwater Program: Thinking Differently – a data driven approach to water management

Since 2001, across a 35,000 km2 area, the Oak Ridges Moraine Groundwater Program (ORMGP) has carved out a path to collect, manage, and, via a multi-faceted website, share a wealth of water-related data and interpretations, all aimed at improving land use and water-related decision making in Ontario, Canada. In this webinar, Steve Holysh, Program Co-Manager and Senior Hydrogeologist at ORMGP, will provide an overview of the website, outlining a potential data and resource management path for others to follow and build upon.

The Assessment Dashboard – An Interactive Exploration of Water Quality Data

The Assessment Dashboard – An Interactive Exploration of Water Quality Data

States struggle to complete Clean Water Act Assessments due to the complexity of gathering and analyzing massive datasets. Arizona used free open-source software to reduce the time it takes to generate an assessment from 9 months to 15 minutes. In this webinar, Jason Jones, Senior Scientist at the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality, will demonstrate how Arizona’s publicly accessible interactive Water Quality Assessment Dashboard provides full transparency behind each decision and informs users of what additional data is needed to fill data gaps.

The Assessment Dashboard – An Interactive Exploration of Water Quality Data

Health of the Haw: A New Data Management and Visualization Platform for the Haw River Assembly

Over the past year, Haw River Assembly has partnered with The Commons to integrate its water quality monitoring programs within Water Reporter – a digital platform for community science. Hear from Emily Sutton, the Haw Riverkeeper, on the environmental issues facing the river and how Water Reporter helps users to better understand those issues and identify solutions.

The Assessment Dashboard – An Interactive Exploration of Water Quality Data

Lessons from the Field: Stakeholder Engagement for Sustainable Outcomes

Why is stakeholder engagement important? Is all stakeholder engagement the same? Should we engage differently with stakeholders around technology projects? Ashley Ward, Engagement and Outreach Associate for the Internet of Water Project at Duke University, has been engaging with stakeholders throughout the nation on a diversity of topics for over a decade. In this webinar, Ashley Ward will discuss the Internet of Water’s four-step process for stakeholder engagement and share lessons learned from working with stakeholders on technology and data projects.

Data-Driven Decision Making at WSSC Water

Modern utilities are constantly evaluating new technologies and processes to streamline workflows and increase sustainability. In this webinar, you’ll hear how innovative data management at one of the country’s largest water and wastewater utilities is improving decision-making and supporting strategic priorities. Featuring Yvonne Carney, Strategic Performance Director, WSSC Water, Office of Strategy and Innovation.