This year’s Symposium will revolve around the theme of Open Water California- Innovating Through Integrating and Expanding the Water Data Community. This is an important thing as more water data are being collected by a more diverse group of citizens and organizations than ever.
This interactive event will feature a cross-sector panel of leaders discussing the future of smart water infrastructure solutions-how they can be deployed to solve our most pressing water infrastructure challenges, and the role policymakers can play in making those solutions a reality.
The 11th National Water Monitoring Conference will be held in Denver in March 2019. This year’s conference will focus on themes that include tools to mine, share, and visualize water quality data. Peter Colohan, the Executive Director for the Internet of Water, will give one of the keynote addresses on the Internet of Water.
The Aspen Institute and Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions are hosting a series of roundtables about the Internet of Water in different geographic regions and with different sectors. This roundtable focused on three ongoing projects, which are all working toward laying a foundation of open and interoperable water data, and all have significant applications for water management in the Colorado River basin: the Internet of Water (IoW), the Water Data Exchange (WaDE), and the OpenET project.
River Rally is an annual conference that provides practical education, inspires courage, and celebrates achievements related to river and water issues. The Water Data Collaborative presented on a framework for how citizen scientists can help their data reach impact by making their data more discoverable, accessible, and usable. Lauren Patterson spoke on the Internet of Water to provide broad context for these important conversations.
The Connecting Texas Water Data Workshop brought experts together to identify 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. Martin Doyle synthesized and reflected findings from these discussions to the larger group.