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Our Land-Water App is Making Headlines!

The Land-Water Explorer App is getting lots of attention! Have you checked it, and its accompanying StoryMap out yet?

Check out the implications of this new app from the WDC and the Chesapeake Conservancy in these articles:

From the Virginian Pilot

From the Daily Press

From the Baltimore Sun

From Yahoo News

From the Capital Gazette in Annapolis

Response from local citizen in Gazette Letters (scroll to “Environmental App”)
“I applaud the Water Data Collaborative and the Chesapeake Conservancy for developing …

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 …