Events - Water Policy
Community Science groups collect a wealth of data on water quality that can be leveraged to improve management of water resources. John Dawes, executive director of The Commons, will present the Water Reporter app, which provides local monitoring programs with streamlined data management, visualization, and export capabilities to official databases.
Linking data to the wider hydrographic network is a key component of making water data more discoverable and more easily accessible. Dave Blodgett, a hydro informatics specialist at USGS, will describe how the Hydro Network-Linked Data Index (NLDI) connects data to the National Hydrography Dataset so that relationships between single monitoring locations and the broader water world can be revealed.
Martin Doyle, Director of the Water Policy Program, will speak at "Infrastructure Priorities: Water’s Role in Promoting Equitable Planning and Investment," part of the virtual event series Beyond Talking Points: Policy Solutions for Environmental Justice. The event will feature faculty experts from across Duke and the Aspen Institute to discuss the connection between environmental justice and a variety of other policy areas.
Martin Doyle, Director of the Water Policy Program, presents "Water Affordability and Equity in the United States," an American Water Resources Association webinar, on March 24. A recording of the webinar will be available through the AWRA website.
Join the Internet of Water (IoW) for "Water Data for COVID Pt. 2 - Data for COVID: Wastewater Surveillance" on Tuesday, March 23, 2021, 3:00pm-4:30pm ET.
New Mexico’s water management challenges are complex and one critical attribute of these challenges is the ability of decision makers, water managers and other stakeholders to marshal the data and information necessary to support sustainable water management decisions. In 2019, New Mexico enacted the Water Data Act to identify, share and integrate key water data. This legislation launched the NM Water Data Initiative (WDI), a multi-year effort of communication and collaboration among key agencies and others collecting or managing water data for the state.
Martin Doyle, director of the Nicholas Institute’s Water Policy Program, will lead this session exploring life within the Executive from his experience at the Department of Interior, and particularly working across Bureaus and other federal agencies such as the USFWS, Corps of Engineers, USDA, and CEQ.
Water Policy Program Director Martin Doyle will present, "A Water Policy for the American People Revisited" as the Gilbert F. White Lecture in the Geographical Sciences on January 26.
Legal pioneer Scott Poynter will speak about novel litigation theories and processes involving earthquakes created by wastewater disposal practices in drilling for oil and gas. This event is part of the Energy Transition Seminar Series organized by the Duke University Energy Initiative and the Nicholas Institute.
Martin Doyle, director of the Nicholas Institute's Water Policy Program, will lead this session discussing the best mechanism for affecting water and ecosystem restoration policy.
Internet of Water staff will co-present a pre-conference technical workshop entitled "That's so Water Meta!" at the American Water Resources Association Annual Conference, in Salt Lake City, UT, November 3-6, 2019.
Martin Doyle, director of the Water Policy Program at Duke's Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions, will speak during a town hall at the 2018 A Community on Ecosystem Services Conference (ACES). Doyle will discuss Increasing Opportunities for Private Investment on Public Land.
Lauren Patterson, policy associate at Duke University's Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions, will present at the Annual American Water Resources Association Conference in Portland, Oregon, November 5–9.
At the Sharing and Integrating Water Data for Sustainability session (November 7), she will discuss a national framework for sharing and integrating water data for sustainability, presenting findings from a recent Aspen Data Dialogue report, Internet of Water: Sharing and Integrating Water Data for Sustainability. Such a network would allow for real-time transmission of water-related data and information among regional data-sharing communities, revolutionizing how water resources are managed to address water problems such as extreme flooding, scarcity, contamination, and aquatic system degradation. Other presenters will describe the value of open data from the user perspective, California’s role as a data producer and data-sharing community, and the role of the Water Data Exchange, a platform to share and integrate data on water use across western states.
Patterson will also present during the Sharing and Integrating Water Data for Sustainability session (November 8), which will focus on one of the primary findings and recommendations from the Internet of Water report: the importance of demonstrating the value of open and shared water data to meet water management needs.
Martin Doyle, Water Policy Program director at the Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions, will be among the speakers at "Lessons from Hurricane Harvey: The Science, Policy, and Business of Natural Disasters," on Monday, September 11 at 5 p.m. in the French Family Science Auditorium.
Doyle, who will discuss policy developments related to natural disasters, will be joined by Nicholas School of the Environment faculty Deb Gallagher and Susan Lozier who will talk through the science and how businesses are responding.
As part of World Water Week Stockholm, August 27–September 1, Water Program director Martin Doyle will co-present Data Drought: An Assessment of Global Hydrological Monitoring Systems, August 27. The multi-stakeholder discussion will explore the challenges of and the potential solutions to the mismatch between the need for and the supply of data on water resources. The aim of the event is to assess global water monitoring infrastructure relative to current needs, to explore challenges and solutions to scaling up the global water monitoring system, and to provide a platform for defining next steps and avenues for collaboration. The event is co-convened by Xylem Inc., Duke University, the Smith School of Environment, and Enterprise at the University of Oxford, and The Aspen Institute.
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Water policy associate Lauren Patterson will present “Internet of Water: Sharing and Integrating Water Data for Sustainability,” a keynote address at the Consortium of Universities for the Advancement of Hydrologic Science, Inc. (CUAHSI) Hydroinformatics Conference in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, July 26. She will highlight findings of a report from the Aspen Institute Dialogue Series on Water Data that lays out a vision for a national policy framework that addresses institutional barriers to increasing the integration of water data and information to support sustainable water management.
Water Program director Martin Doyle will moderate the roundtable at the 2017 Aspen-Nicholas Water Forum in Aspen, Colorado, May 30–June 2. The 2017 forum will explore the past, present, and future of groundwater, depletion of which has led to stream flow losses, saltwater intrusions, land subsidence, and impaired water quality. Technological advancements in groundwater monitoring, modeling, and treatment are providing new understanding into how unique groundwater systems operate, and innovative management practices are beginning to offer lessons about sustainable groundwater management. This year’s roundtable of experts from multiple sectors will examine emerging groundwater topics, ranging from new measurement techniques developed by private industry to novel groundwater markets in Nebraska to new regulations in California.
Martin Doyle, director of the Water Policy Program at the Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions, will moderate the panel "Data to Decisions: Using Data to Inform Decisions and Actions" at the National Conversation on Integrated Water Information for the 21st Century on July 13.
The Aspen Institute’s Energy and Environment Program and Duke University’s Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions convene this water forum annually to address domestic water challenges in the 21st century with utility, finance, and emerging technology executives, along with policy makers and thought leaders. The Forum considers water infrastructure and investment; ecosystem and watershed functions; resiliency in the face of climate change; emerging technologies and finance.