2016 Water Board Data Fair

waterdropThe WaterBoards' Office of Information Management and Analysis (OIMA) hosted a data fair on March 18, 2016 aimed at providing a forum to enhance the availability and integration of the Water Boards' key datasets. The day included presentations, system showcases, and panel discussions. There were over 100 in-person attendees and 140 remote participants

The event was a lead up to the Water Boards’ Data Innovation Challenge: The Water Data Dive.

Power Point presentations and segments of the recorded webinar are available below. Unfortunately, some of the audio in the recordings is unclear. If you have specific questions regarding what was said during these times, contact one of the team members listed below.

Welcome and Kickoff

Jim Bohon, Assistant Secretary, California Environmental Protection Agency (CalEPA)


Recording Intro

Open data and bringing datasets together to tell stories 

Greg Gearheart

Presentation - Open Data

Recording - Open Data

Water Board Datasets

  • Regulated facilities (CIWQS)
  • Regulated storm water facilities (SMARTS)
  • Regulated water rights entities (eWRIMS)
  • Surface water quality (CEDEN and SWAMP)
  • Groundwater quality (GeoTracker GAMA)
  • Drinking Water (SDWIS, EAR, WQM, Conservation Monitoring Reports)
  • GIS Mapping Products

Dataset Stewards

Presentation - System Showcase

Recording -

Internal Stakeholder Panel: How can we better serve our program managers and internal stakeholders?


  • Christine Boschen - San Francisco Bay Region
  • Erik Ekdahl - Deputy Director, Office of Research Planning and Performance
  • Amanda Palumbo - Division of Water Quality

Moderated by: Greg Gearheart


Recording - Internal Panel

External Stakeholder Panel: What is of the greatest interest to our external stakeholders?


  • Linda Dorn - Sacramento Regional County Sanitation District
  • Tony Hale - San Francisco Estuary Institute
  • Ryan Janoch - Mapistry


Moderated by: Erick Burres


Recording - External Panel

Wrap-up and Next Steps (Water Data Innovation Challenge, etc.)

Greg Gearheart


Recording - Next Steps


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