Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions

Webinar: Western States Water Data Access and Analysis Tool (WestDAAT)

Date and Time
Tuesday, April 25, 2023 - 4 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Virtual via Zoom
Webinar: Western States Water Data Access and Analysis Tool (WestDAAT)


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The Western States Water Council (WSWC) has completed developing the first stage of the Western States Water Data Access and Analysis Tool (WestDAAT), which will help better visualize and streamline water data sharing for eighteen Western States. The new tool is the latest phase of the WSWC’s Water Data Exchange (WaDE) program, launched in 2011, which encourages data sharing through a common data system that improves access and analysis of public water rights and water use data in standardized and machine-readable formats.

In this webinar, WSWC staff will demonstrate WestDAAT’s capabilities, highlight insights, and showcase examples such as:

  • Identify beneficial use(s) designated for water right
  • Display rights designated use for irrigation, livestock, or municipal use in a state, county, watershed, or area of interest.
  • Display the Points of Diversion (POD) and Places of Use (POU).
  • Display priority dates and permitted diversion or withdrawal amounts compared to other upstream, downstream, or instream water rights
  • Locate a streamgage, reservoirs, or multiple agencies monitoring stations upstream of my water right and diversion

WestDAAT’s centralized and consistent access to water rights data is anticipated to facilitate stakeholders’ discussion related to water use planning and informing future water rights administration, voluntary and compensated in-state water transfers and water markets.