Communications Toolkit

The Internet of Water envisions a world engaged in sustainable water resources management and stewardship enabled by open, shared, and integrated water data information. 

What is the Internet of Water?

The IoW is a project housed at Duke University’s Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions, managed by a small team and supported by grants from several philanthropic organizations. To address today’s water management challenges, the nation requires a 21st century water data infrastructure with new technologies that enable data to flow seamlessly between users while generating information for real-time management. The IoW is the vehicle for transforming these ideas into reality.


The mission of the IoW is to build a dynamic and voluntary network of communities and institutions to facilitate the opening, sharing, and integration of water data and information.

"The Internet of Water has provided New Mexico with a jetpack to launch our water data services into the space of modern technology."

Stacy Timmons, New Mexico Water Data Initiatve

IoW Pilot Projects

The IoW engages with leaders and stakeholders in several states to consider implementation of one or more pilot project designed to demonstrate the value of integrated water data. We currently have projects in:

  • California
  • New Mexico
  • North Carolina
  • Texas
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Innovation Team

The Internet of Water team works closely with federal, state and local partners. Developing relationships with our partners is key to our approach and critical to our success.

IoW Engagement, Communications, and Outreach

Peter Colohan

Peter Colohan

Executive Director

Lucas Stephens

Lucas Stephens

Policy and Outreach

Ashley Ward

Ashley Ward

Communications and Outreach

Lilli Watson

Lilli Watson

Communications and Outreach; Program Coordinator

Reach Us

2111 Campus Drive Duke University
Durham, NC 27709

(919) 681-9647