That’s so Meta! Technical Workshop

Date & Time

Part 1: Tuesday, November 17, 2020

Part 2: Wednesday, November 18, 2020

3:00pm-4:30pm ET



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Register for TUESDAY’s Part 1 HERE.

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Lilli Watson

Webinar Details

Objective: The objectives of this workshop are to provide participants increased understanding of water-related metadata and application of water metadata tools. This workshop will offer a short introduction to metadata and why metadata are important, followed by an in-depth conversation and hands-on exercises on water-related metadata. This workshop is a partnership among the Internet of Water (IoW), Water Data Exchange (WaDE) of the Western Water States Council, and the Consortium of Universities for the Advancement of Hydrologic Sciences, Inc. (CUAHSI). 


Topics and activities to be included in the two 90-minute periods include:

  • What are metadata and why are they important?
  • Metadata for dataset description and administration
  • Semantic interoperability
  • Discoverability

Each of these topics will be accompanied by hands-on activities with tools designed to address each of the above challenges.


Day 1: November 17, 2020

3:00pm:                        Welcome and Introductions

3:15pm – 3:45pm:       What are metadata and why are they important?

3:45pm – 4:00pm:       Demonstration of tools: CUAHSI HydroShare

4:00pm – 4:30pm:      Interactive activity with tools

4:30pm:                       Adjourn

4:30pm – 4:45pm     Optional Q&A

Day 2: November 18, 2020

3:00pm:                        Questions and follow up from previous day

3:15pm – 3:30pm:       Demonstration of tools: WaDE

3:30pm – 3:50pm:       Interactive activity with tools

3:50pm – 4:05pm:      Demonstration of tools: IoW

4:05pm – 4:25pm        Interactive activity with tools

4:25pm – 4:30pm        Questions

4:30pm:                         Adjourn

4:30pm – 4:45pm        Optional Q&A