The Assessment Dashboard – An Interactive Exploration of Water Quality Data

States struggle to complete Clean Water Act Assessments due to the complexity of gathering and analyzing massive datasets. Arizona used free open-source software to reduce the time it takes to generate an assessment from 9 months to 15 minutes. In these webinar slides, Jason Jones, Senior Scientist at the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality, demonstrates how Arizona’s publicly accessible interactive Water Quality Assessment Dashboard provides full transparency behind each decision and informs users of what additional data is needed to fill data gaps.

Seven years of DataStream: Left Turns, Lessons Learned, and the Open (Data) Road Ahead

DataStream Initiative is a Canadian charity dedicated to advancing freshwater protection through open data flows. Their core programming includes a free, online platform for sharing water quality data, which was first launched in 2016. It provides a place for monitoring programs of all kinds to publish their results publicly – in secure, open, and accessible formats that support data (re)use. In this webinar, we will explore how DataStream is contributing to a growing open data system of systems and helping to advance collaborative water stewardship. We’ll take a tour through the platform and some of the twists and turns in our evolution and growth. Importantly, we’ll share the lessons learned along the way and key insights from our work in the open data space. We will finish off by discussing what is next for DataStream in the years ahead.

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.

People and Data Pipelines

The water quality movement needs pipelines for people to connect, and data to be shared. In this webinar, the Commons presented its advancements in connecting people through the WDC Mainstem Network and sharing data through the Water Reporter API.