What We Do 


To mobilize cultural and behavioral change across individuals, agencies, and institutions, to bring about the necessary technological change that will transform water data and information and enable better water management outcomes. 

What is Modern Water Data Infrastructure?

An integrated system of 21st century information technologies, which includes common standards, formats, and tools designed to make water data easy to find, access, and share online. This system is connected by an organizational network of water data producers, users, and hubs, in which hubs provide structured sources of standardized water data aggregated by theme or geography.

Our Top Priorities

The IoW seeks to advance the transformation and modernization of water data infrastructure in the United States by developing affordable, open-source technologies for sharing and integrating water data, and demonstrate, through a national network of partners, the power of those technologies to improve equitable and resilient water outcomes.

Education and training

Educational programming and collaborative projects with partners

Tool Development

Data infrastructure and essential technologies  


Collaborative projects

Implement projects that solve water problems with integrated data and improved data management

IoW Hubs

A network of organized water data hubs across the United States

Peer Network

A network of water data producers, hubs, users, and stakeholders to advance the uptake and use of IoW technologies

Data Stories

Clear value propositions demonstrating how water data improves outcomes

Water data community

What is the water data community?

The Water Data Community includes water decision-makers, data producers, data users. Water data producers and users manage water data and create useful information and insights to inform and improve decision-making. Decision-makers leverage information and insights generated by water data users and producers to inform policy and water management. All of these stakeholders are involved in water resources management at government agencies, water and wastewater utilities, local community organizations, policy-making institutions, and research institutions.

Internet of Water

Upcoming Events

Jun 17 2021

Linking data to the wider hydrographic network is a key component of making water data more discoverable and more easily accessible. Dave Blodgett, a hydro informatics specialist at USGS, will describe how the Hydro Network-Linked Data Index (NLDI) connects data to the National Hydrography Dataset so that relationships between single monitoring locations and the broader water world can be revealed.

Aug 12 2021

Extracting water data from large databases is too often overly complicated and burdensome. The North Carolina State Climate Office’s new extraction and visualization tools – Station Scout and Cardinal – make weather data extraction and exploration easier than ever before. Dr. Kathie Dello will present these new tools and discuss the process that went into their development.

Sep 16 2021

Community Science groups collect a wealth of data on water quality that can be leveraged to improve management of water resources. John Dawes, executive director of The Commons, will present the Water Reporter app, which provides local monitoring programs with streamlined data management, visualization, and export capabilities to official databases.

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