HIGHLIGHTS – JAWRA AUGUST 2016
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OPEN WATER DATA INITIATIVE (OWDI)
The goal of the OWDI is to integrate water information into a connected United States national water data framework. This issue is comprised of a featured collection of papers that provide a diverse perspective on the development and applications of the OWDI.
Bales introduces the OWDI featured collection.
Maidment explores elements of the emerging OWDI and examines whether a National Water Data Infrastructure (NWDI) might be developed with similar goals for water as other existing data initiatives for geospatial information.
Teng et al. describe an optimal reorganization of NASA earth sciences data that allows improved availability for the water resources community.
Michelsen et al. describe the U.S. Geological Survey’s Water Availability and Use Science Program (WAUSP).
Blodgett et al. present a conceptual foundation for water data sharing through the Open Water Web (OWW).
Larsen et al. address challenges associated with ensuring OWDI data quality.
Horsburgh et al. describe a data model and content packaging scheme for diverse hydrologic datasets used by a new collaborative environment called HydroShare.
Moore and Dewald document the development of the National Hydrography Dataset Plus (NHDPlus), and Viger et al. describe the development of a new NHDPlus High Resolution (NHDPlusHR) dataset.
A number of papers examine the use of OWDI or other large data frameworks to address climate (Woodbury et al., Kadlec, et al., Selvanathan et al.); flooding (Harpham et al., Snow et al., Perez et al.); or water quality (Pellerin et al.) issues.