Clean Water Hub
The Clean Water Hub is a collaborative tool to help people just like you track water quality in local creeks and streams. It’s a place to share your local data results so that we can make an impact. The Clean Water Hub enables you to play an active role in the act of conserving, monitoring, and restoring the quality of our nation’s streams and rivers. Let’s get to work – start sharing your data today.
Study Design Learning Module
Our first online training – An Introduction to Study Design – is a multi-part training that introduces participants to WDC, highlights common pitfalls related to community science programs, shares the benefits of having a plan, and discusses the components of a Study Design. Included are four templates for groups to complete, a Study Design, Quality Assurance Project Plan, Data Management Plan and a Volunteer Management Plan. This introduction is a self evaluation and leads participants to WDC resources, service provider training and most important the actual Study Design training modules.
Wiki Resource Library
The Water Data Collaborative has launched a Wiki Resource Library which allows users to find and contribute documented resources that support community science monitoring programs. The library is based on our Community Science Framework and includes trainings, documents, software, web services, strategies, and more!
WaterDAD (Distributed MS Access Database for Water)
WaterDAD (Distributed MS Access Database) is an open-access distributed relational database model originally developed by the North Carolina Aquatic Data Hub. The database allows users to enter, store, manage, retrieve, and share environmental data and metadata, including physical, biological, and chemical data commonly collected in stream and river monitoring programs. Available for download here.
Land Water Explorer
The Land-Water Explorer App and its accompanying StoryMap allows a user in the Chesapeake Bay to determine where water is flowing across the land with the highest-resolution, best-available data. It is essential to understand the makeup of land cover flowing into a given body of water when planning for monitoring, or restoration and conservation activities.
How State Programs Can Support Community Water Science (Story Map)
One of our key strategies to support Community Water Science is to connect and strengthen the state and regional programs that currently support monitoring in their area. We do this in several ways, but a powerful strategy is simply sharing what’s possible and connecting programs and ideas across the country. To that end, we completed a survey of the 50 states and launched a mapping application to show where 20 key resources and services are currently being provided across the country.