What We Do 

The Internet of Water Coalition mobilizes cultural and behavioral change across individuals, agencies, and institutions to modernize water data infrastructure. Through this work, we aim to transform water data and information to enable sustainable, equitable, and resilient water management. 

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. Water data hubs provide structured sources of standardized water data aggregated by theme or geography.

Our Top Priorities

The Internet of Water Coalition 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 sustainable, equitable, and resilient water outcomes.

Education and training

Technology adoption workshops and training for water sector public agencies

Tool Development

Data infrastructure and essential technologies  

 

Collaborative projects

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 data producers, users, and decision-makers. 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 water policy and management. These stakeholders are involved in water resources management at government agencies, water and wastewater utilities, community organizations, policy-making institutions, and research institutions.

Internet of Water

Upcoming Events

May 25 1:00 pm

Since 2001, across a 35,000 km2 area, the Oak Ridges Moraine Groundwater Program (ORMGP) has carved out a path to collect, manage, and, via a multi-faceted website, share a wealth of water-related data and interpretations, all aimed at improving land use and water-related decision making in Ontario, Canada. In this webinar, Steve Holysh, Program Co-Manager and Senior Hydrogeologist at ORMGP, will provide an overview of the website, outlining a potential data and resource management path for others to follow and build upon.

Jul 18 9:00 am

Join CUAHSI’s workshop on the emerging discipline of hydrogeodesy: the measurement of the distribution and movement of water on and near Earth’s surface using observations of Earth’s shape, orientation, and gravitational field.

Jul 21 1:00 pm

The expansion of permanent cropland and continuing growth of urban communities are increasing demands on California’s limited water resources. These conditions are driving innovation to improve water risk management due to volatile hydrology. Urban agencies and Central Valley farmers regularly transact in a water market that is under new competitive pressure as participants manage this new normal. To provide greater market transparency, WestWater Research and Nasdaq have developed the NQH2O index which provides a weekly snapshot of California water prices. Market participants rely on the index as an informational tool to understand current prices in California’s spot water market. In addition, farmers are beginning to acquire futures contracts settling against the index to offset the financial risks of water market price volatility. In this presentation, WestWater staff will introduce California’s water market, the NQH2O index, and the new risk management tool of water futures contracts.

Aug 16 9:00 am

The upcoming 2022 National Water Use Data Workshop is a collaboration between the Western States Water Council Water Information Management Systems (WIMS) Group, USGS National Water Use Team, Interstate Council on Water Policy, and the Internet of Water.

All times U.S. ET unless otherwise noted.

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