Volume 02 | May 2020
Connect the Drops
A quarterly newsletter from the Internet of Water
How can you get involved with the
Internet of Water?
There are so many ways to get involved with the Internet of Water. Join our webinars, our Peer-to-Peer Network, contribute to our Coming to Terms: Water Terminology Collection, become an IoW Hub, and much more!
Join the IoW State Agency P2P Network!
Currently 63 P2P members across 26 states...and counting!
IoW will launch a Utility P2P Network later this year. Stay tuned!
The Internet of Water’s State Agency Peer-to-Peer (P2P) Network is a community of practice designed to connect members from across the nation who are working on modernizing their agency’s water data infrastructure. Active employees of state, local, or tribal agencies are encouraged to register and participate.

The Network will provide opportunities for members to share challenges, solutions, and lessons learned in the work to modernize their water data infrastructure. Members will also be invited to participate in quarterly webinars and a Network forum. The State Agency P2P launched on April 1, 2020.
Free Webinar:
Are you wrestling with digitizing historic data, integrating datasets from within or between organizations, or publishing your data online? What are your most pressing questions about modernizing your water data infrastructure?

The Internet of Water's Data Architect, Kyle Onda, will answer questions submitted by members of the IoW State Agency P2P Network, as well as accept questions from webinar participants on all things water data.

Wednesday, June 17, 2020
1:00pm - 2:00pm ET
Technology Updates from IoW
GEOCONNEX Hydrologic Linked Data Index

The Geoconnex project is a suite of activities designed to enable a federated, decentralized linked data system for water in the United States. We envision this system to encompass all types of water data, including hydrography, hydrometric observations, hydrologic model results, and administrative water data hosted by many organizations. This would enable developers to query geographic locations within the United States for every precipitation, streamflow, water quality, and water use observation or estimate in the stream reach, watershed, and aquifer relevant to that location.

The Internet of Water, along with collaborators at the USGS and other public, academic, and nonprofit water data providers, is iterating on four key components of a nationwide linked water data system:

  • Standard methods for representing environmental features and (meta)data sources about those features
  • A Persistent Identifier (PID) Service for environmental features and data
  • A service for hosting linked-data content for “reference” resources that don’t have an authoritative data steward
  • A community contribution process for curating the data within the system

A collection of modular software components that enable storage, metadata documentation, and publication of time series, spatial, and tabular data using OGC Standard web services.

With a user-friendly interface, HubKit can be easily configured with other data sources and includes a data translation feature. HubKit integrates different data sources, such as geoJSON, shp, kml, xls, or csv and convert that for: 

  • End users who want raw data
  • End users who want clean data
  • End users who want visualization, decision-support
Want to learn more about our technology work?
Reach out to Kyle Onda, our Data Architect, at kyle.onda@duke.edu.
IoW Data Story: Unearthing the Hidden Benefits of Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI)
The Albuquerque Bernalillo County Water Utility Authority (Water Authority) of Albuquerque, New Mexico has been expanding its advanced metering infrastructure (AMI) program since 2011. As of 2019, 49% of its 200,000 accounts have been replaced with AMI-enabled meters. The Water Authority harnesses the high-resolution water usage, along with other AMI data, to benefit their employees, customers, operations, and water resources.
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