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A New Tool for Examining the Land-Water Connection in the Chesapeake

The Chesapeake Conservancy has shared the new Land-Water Explorer App ¬†along with an accompanying StoryMap that explains the data and analysis process in detail. The Conservation Innovation Center was established in 2013 as part of the Conservancy, and uses cutting-edge technology to empower data-driven precision conservation and restoration. With hopes to eventually expand beyond the Chesapeake Bay watershed, the GIS data in this app will allow water monitoring organizations to better …

Making a Difference in Maine

The nonprofit Friends of Casco Bay have been using Water Reporter, from founding WDC Steering Committee member, the Commons, to great success; volunteer community scientists have been collecting a variety of water quality information to help keep the public informed about the health of Casco Bay.

Check out the latest monitoring data and learn about how you can help too, or check out this article describing more about the impact Water Reporter …

FHAB announcement

WDC Partnership Aids in Fight Against HABS!

WDC Steering Committee organizations The Commons and the Internet of Water partnered along with the California Water Control Boards, Tribes, and other community monitoring programs in California to build state capacity for early notification of freshwater harmful algal blooms (FHABs). Community science monitoring efforts can help mitigate the impacts of FHABs, but there is currently a lack of interoperability between reporting systems. This important work will make it easier for NGO-collected …

A Community Science Monitoring Success Story in the South River

The Arundel Rivers Federation (created on January 2, 2019; the result of the consolidation of South River Federation and West/Rhode Riverkeeper, Inc.), in Annapolis, Maryland, and a member of the Waterkeeper Alliance, was looking for a way to simplify their water monitoring data results for sharing with the general public. They did not have specific GIS capability on staff, and sought out the Chesapeake Conservancy’s Conservation Innovation Center to assist with …