IoW Data Hubs

IoW Data Hubs are structured sources of findable, accessible, and usable water data that conform to IoW best practices and specifications, adhere to IoW Principles, and are interconnected with other IoW Data Hubs through Geoconnex.

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“IoW Data Hubs, together with the data discovery tool Geoconnex, are the underlying architecture that makes an internet of water possible.”

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What is an IoW Hub?

IoW Hubs are the data architecture supporting an internet of water. There are four necessary components of an IoW Data Hub: data producers, data wrappers, a data store, and a metadata catalog.

Hub Diagram

IoW Hub Structure

We are developing and implementing a technical architecture to make water data discoverable, accessible, and usable. A linked, structured network of organized water data hubs is central to an internet of water.

There are four types of IoW Water Data Hubs

Select a hub to learn more.

Summary of Hubs
Data_Producers by Hub Type

Which Hub is Best for You?

Different types of data may be best suited for different types of hubs.

Similarly, a producers capacity or drivers for sharing data may lend themselves to certain types of hub configurations.

IoW Hubs

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Questions about the IoW data architecture? Contact the IoW Coalition technical team:

Kyle Onda

Kyle Onda

Associate Director, Internet of Water Initiative, Center for Geospatial Solutions, Lincoln Institute of Land Policy


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Lauren Patterson

Lauren Patterson

Data Analyst, Water Policy Program, Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions, Duke University


Contact Lauren Patterson