DELTA STEWARDSHIP COUNCIL: Data to Decision Making: The Open and Transparent Water Data Act

In 2016, Governor Brown signed Assembly Bill 1755, the Open and Transparent Water Data Act, which requires the Department of Water Resources, in consultation with the California Water Quality Monitoring Council, the State Water Resources Control Board, and the Department of Fish and Wildlife to improve the accessibility and usability of water and environmental data. The intended outcome for AB […]

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Western Governor’s Association: Tip of the spear: The horizon for drought data and technology

Panel discusses drought monitoring, including the Soil and Climate Analysis Network, the Drought Monitor, and the federal Open Data Initiative, plus the latest on Google Earth Engine’s hydrological applications currently in development The Western Governors Association (WGA), established in 1984, represents the governors of 19 western states and the U.S. flag islands.  The WGA works to develop and promote consensus-based […]

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Environmental Data Summit: Accessing information that informs decision making

Data, believe it or not, are critical in our lives and influence a broad range of decisions from personal through global significance. The management and use of environmental data, to support science and policy, is not a simple once size fits all issue. From a small data set characterizing the type and number of fish caught in a net through […]

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Delta science vision: Sustainable data integration for the Delta

In June of 2014, the Delta Science Program hosted an Environmental Data Summit, which brought together scientists, managers, and experts to discuss how to increase data and information sharing using new technologies.  A white paper will soon be released, which details the challenges, solutions, and strategies gathered from summit participants. In the first part of this post, Rainer Hoenicke from […]

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