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.
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
The Commons is partnering with the Shenandoah Riverkeeper to help enact the Shenandoah Watershed Compact, a shared vision for a clean, healthy river. Learn about how they are developing a watershed map with real-time monitoring data to support water quality advocacy with state environmental agencies.
Over the past two years, the Internet of Water and The Commons have been collaborating with Native American tribal governments, leading community science NGOs, California’s Water Control Boards, members of the California Office of Environmental Health Hazard and Assessment, and the Water Data Collaborative to enable state agencies to leverage monitoring data to better inform the public about local freshwater algal blooms. Hear from a panel of project leaders about implementing all aspects of the project – tiered data management, database alignment, API development, software training, stakeholder engagement, and more.
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