Where We Work
Transforming Water Data Management through Collaboration
The Internet of Water Coalition has built strong partnerships with state, local, and tribal government agencies, water utilities, non-profits, and community science organizations across the country. Through these partnerships, we support the modernization of water data infrastructure and tools, giving water managers, policy-makers, and the public the ability to make informed decisions.
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California FHABs Monitoring Systems Data Ingestion Framework
This report includes a data ingestion framework and recommendations for the California Freshwater Harmful Algal Bloom Monitoring and Notification System.
Water Data Assessment Report: Pecos Valley, New Mexico
IoW conducted a needs assessment in New Mexico’s Pecos Valley to better understand stakeholders’ data management priorities and barriers to modernization. In this report, we detail the findings of that assessment.
Texas Water Data Hub Implementation Plan for Interoperability with the IoW Network
This implementation plan for the Texas Water Data Hub will help make its data findable, accessible, and interoperable with data from other Internet of Water hubs.
Data Management Best Practices and Recommendations for the Texas Water Data Hub
This report, developed for the Texas Water Data Hub, provides broadly applicable best practices and recommendations for the development of Internet of Water Data Hubs.
The Texas Water Data Hub: Starting to Trot, Looking to Canter
The beta version of the Texas Water Data Hub is out of the barn! We’ve had a few obstacles pop up along our path, but we get back on the trail each time.
The IoW Technology Adoption Program in New Mexico
Leaders across the country are beginning to recognize that better water data infrastructure helps them to be more effective and efficient in managing their water resources. The path to reach this goal, however, is still often unclear.
Putting Tribal & Community Science Data to Work in State Systems
In California, as in the rest of the country, Harmful Algal Blooms are on the rise. The CA State Water Board has partnered with The Commons and the Nicholas Institute to develop a HAB monitoring and notification system.
Over the past few years, often in response to drought, several western state legislatures have devoted attention and funding to the issue. Recently, Oregon became the latest state to write new policy around water data.
In 2011, the Western States Water Council launched the Water Data Exchange (WaDE) to help member states share data to enable multi-state analyses and inform regional planning.
Putting Tribal & Community Science Data to Work
Freshwater algae blooms are dangerous to people, pets, and wildlife. In California, the state is leveraging tribal government and community science data to help monitor these blooms and keep the public informed.
Building the Texas Water Data Hub from the Ground Up
What exactly is a water data hub? What should it be? What sort of catalyst is needed to get the ball rolling? In Texas, the answer to the last question is steady effort over a number of years followed by a massive hurricane.
The Internet of Water for Cities
Data fragmentation prevents data from being found, interpreted, and synthesized into information. In Boerne, Texas, where the first municipal-level IoW data hub and dashboard will be piloted, this has created a “data rich-information poor” decision-making environment.
Videos and Webinars
The Haw River Keeper, the Nicholas Institute Water Policy Program, and The Commons collaborated to integrate data from the Haw River Assembly’s many monitoring programs into one easily accessible online platform. Users can download or visualize data on an interactive map at healthofthehaw.org!
Learn about the NC State Climate Office’s work to improve the usability of drought-relevant information for decision-makers and the NC Water Supply Dashboard which provides easy-to-access information about availability and use.
Hear from Stacy Timmons, from the New Mexico Bureau of Geology and Mineral Resources and Project Leader for NM WDI, about the successes and challenges of the NM Water Data Initiative’s work to modernize water data infrastructure.
Adel Abdallah and Ryan James of the Western States Water Council present on the WaDE project, a framework and interactive dashboard for states to share important water supply, water use, and water administration datasets.
Hear from a panel of leaders on the California Harmful Algal Bloom Monitoring and Notification Project about all aspects of the project – tiered data management, database alignment, API development, software training, stakeholder engagement, and more.