Events - Environmental Data and Analysis
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, 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.
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.
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.
Sarah Pralle, associate professor of political science at Syracuse University, will present "The Politics of Flood Mapping and Its Implications for Climate Change Adaptation," on Friday, February 23 in the Levine Science Research Center on Duke University's West campus.
Constructing Africa’s Future: The Environmental and Social Implications of Chinese-Financed Infrastructure in Africa
WEATHER ALERT: All Thursday programming associated with this event has been cancelled. An abridged version of Friday's programming will take place 10 a.m.-noon. Please check back for further updates.
Hear leading academics, journalists, policymakers, and NGO experts discuss the environmental and social Implications of Chinese-financed infrastructure in Africa on Thursday, January 18 and Friday, January 19 on the Duke University campus. The workshop will assess how Duke/DKU and partner institutions can contribute to infrastructure planning in Africa so as to optimize its impact on the environment and global health.
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.
Junjie Zhang, director of the iMEP Program and Environmental Research Center at Duke Kunshan University, will present “Economics of Environmental Data Manipulation,” 6-7:30 p.m. Tuesday, September 12.
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.
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 Nicholas Institute will host a day-long forum—convened in honor of its tenth anniversary—to assess how we can harness big data, cutting-edge technologies, and adaptation research to create science-based, interdisciplinary approaches attuned to the accelerating and dynamic change in the world.