Connecting Texas Water Data Workshop

Date & Time

April 17, 2018


J.J. Pickle Research Campus in Austin, Texas


Hosts: Texas Water Development Board, The Cynthia and George Mitchell Foundation, Institute for Water Resources Science and Technology, Texas Advanced Computing Center, National Science Foundation Research Coordination Network for Climate, Energy, Environment and Engagement in Semiarid Regions

The Connecting Texas Water Data Workshop brought together experts representative of Texas’ water sectors to engage in the identification of critical water data needs and discuss the design of a data system that facilitates access to and use of water data in Texas. Participants worked in facilitated sessions to identify, describe, and list 1) who needs, 2) what data, 3) in what form, 4) to inform what decisions about water in Texas. They also worked to identify key data gaps in Texas water data, attributes of a comprehensive open access water data information system capable of informing water management decisions, and use cases or pilot projects illustrating the value of an open access, interoperable water data system. Martin Doyle helped moderate these conversations and synthesize findings.