Getting Started In HydroShare Webinar Slides

HydroShare is a trusted open-source data repository for the water community. In this webinar, users will learn the ins and outs and best practices of storing, sharing, collaborating on, and publishing data in HydroShare. We will also cover how to use CUAHSI’s free apps like CUAHSI JupyterHub and MATLAB online in conjunction with HydroShare.

Geoconnex: A Community Index for Water Data

These webinar slides were presented during an IoW Webinar held on December 6, 2022, and provide a detailed overview and update for general audiences on the Internet of Water’s flagship technology, Geoconnex. When completed, this geospatial index will be capable of searching and retrieving any water metadata published in the United States, and ultimately North America and beyond. Geoconnex relies on a distributed linked data system. Such systems are foundational elements of modern internet search technology, allowing for the search and retrieval of millions of records in an instant. Such a linked data system does not yet exist for water data but has been an aspiration of the water data informatics community for some years, and the subject of significant research to date. This webinar will provide visualizations of Geoconnex (e.g., what does it do, how does it work), including visualizations of the current contents and anticipated growth in scope and scale of the index this year.

Preparing Communities for Climate Resiliency: FEMA’s New BRIC Program – Presentation Slides

With the passage of the Disaster Recovery Reform Act in 2018, the Federal Emergency Management Agency launched a new program to provide a larger and more reliable funding stream for pre-disaster mitigation – the Building Resilient Infrastructure and Communities (“BRIC”) Program. In this webinar, Scott Baldwin, Senior Mitigation Manager in Hagerty Consulting’s Recovery Division, discussed the structure of the BRIC program and how communities are beginning to use these funds to prepare for future natural disasters, including droughts.

IoW Drinking Water Rates Survey

The Internet of Water Drinking Water Rates Survey is an ingestion tool for drinking water rates. With this tool, we can begin to create a centralized, public database to make rates data easier to find, access, and use in a standardized format.

What is an Internet of Water Data Hub?

Internet of Water (IoW) Data Hubs allow one or more users to publish a variety of water data from disparate sources in one place. IoW Data Hubs can be organized by theme or geography and follow IoW Principles.1 They ensure that data and metadata from these disparate sources are standardized before they are published so that they can be seamlessly found and used together. IoW Data Hubs, together with the data discovery tool Geoconnex, are the underlying architecture that makes an internet of water possible.