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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 …

Water Data Collaborative: Made Possible by the Pisces Foundation

The Water Data Collaborative would not exist without the support of the Pisces Foundation. Their vision to bring together a powerful network of nonprofit organizations dedicated to community science water monitoring has made the WDC possible. Check out their great recent blog post about the work of the Water Data Collaborative here, and make sure you check out the Story Map mentioned too!

Upcoming Webinar – Volunteer Monitoring: Connecting Volunteer Data to the Water Quality Portal

Monday, July 1, 2019 from 2pm-3pm EST
Join us for a webinar put on by several members of the Water Data Collaborative and colleagues: Barb Horn, Colorado Parks & Wildlife, John Dawes, Chesapeake Commons, and Laura Shumway, US Environmental Protection Agency.

The goal of most volunteer monitoring programs is to ensure that well-trained volunteers collect data of known quality and use data used for change. In the study design process (where programs think …