This forum will convene industry, government, and community experts to explore the application of community science and open-source technology to local watershed management. In a facilitated discussion, the panelists will examine specific innovations in distributed sensing, volunteer monitoring, and data infrastructure to define a vision for the future of community surface water management. Participants can expect to learn about the exciting potential of open-source environmental monitoring and strategies to fuse innovation with community engagement for watershed management, as well as the role of community members in implementing solutions for local water quality.
Background: The Water Data Forum is a series of interactive web sessions that engage cross-sector experts in an exploration of utility, industry, and research approaches to collecting, managing, and measuring water data for impact. Topics in this free, virtual forum will range from new sensor and control technologies to broader application spaces like water data for environmental justice and climate resilience. Presented by Cleveland Water Alliance, the Water Environment Federation, and the Midwest Big Data Innovation Hub, this series aims to demystify water data for experts and the public. Sessions will be held monthly in 2021 on a variety of topics. To see the full list of topics, please visit www.clevelandwateralliance.org/water-data-forum-series
Max Herzog, Program Manager, Cleveland Water Alliance
Barb Horn, Founder, Barb Horn LLC
Brandon P. Wong, President & Co-Founder, Hyfi
Mark App, Founder and Manager, Great Lakes Data Watershed
Whitnye Long-Jones, Founder and Executive Director, Organic Connects