2019 California Water Boards Water Data Science Symposium

Save the dates! July 1-2, 2019

Open Water California: Innovating through Integrating and Expanding the Water Data Community

Date And Time:
Mon, Jul 1, 2019, 9:00 AM –
Tue, Jul 2, 2019, 5:00 PM PDT

Location:
CalEPA Headquarters Building
Byron Sher Auditorium
1001 I Street
Sacramento, CA 95814
Webcast (remote attendance) will be available, too!

The Surface Water Ambient Monitoring Program (SWAMP), the California Water Quality Monitoring Council, the California Water Boards Data Center, and the San Francisco Estuary Institute (SFEI) are hosting the Fourth Annual California Water Boards Water Data Science Symposium on July 1-2, 2019 in Sacramento, CA. This annual event aims to enhance how water quality monitoring generates meaningful data that informs water quality management decisions. This year’s Symposium will revolve around the theme of Open Water California- Innovating Through Integrating and Expanding the Water Data Community

Please review the following Agenda. A finalized agenda package with detailed speaker bios and abstracts will be posted soon.

Please go to the Eventbrite Registration Page to sign up for this free event.

In addition to the presentations and expert panel discussions, there will be two concurrent events at this years Symposium:

  • California Water Datathon - for more information please visit the event page.
  • Community Water Science Workshop - for more information please visit the event page.

Who should attend?

  • Managers faced with policy decisions
  • Staff and volunteers at citizen science organizations
  • Professional and citizen scientists working on water quality or resource management questions
  • Aspiring academics and data scientists exploring careers in water quality and resources areas

Contact

For more information, please contact Nick Martorano: SB1070Coordinator@waterboards.ca.gov

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Past Symposiums

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June 29, 2016

The Water Board's Surface Water Ambient Monitoring Program (SWAMP) hosted the 1st Annual California Water Boards Water Data Science Symposium this summer. This symposium followed the Water Board's Data Fair in March and Data Innovation Challenge in April, with the focus being on the use of data by other programs and Departments.

This is an annual event that aims to

  • daylight surface water quality data, insights, and interests on California surface water quality topics
  • better connect data, information and knowledge to water quality stakeholders and decision makers; and
  • create a networking community to enhance better communication throughout the year.
2016 Symposium

View the 1st Annual California Water Boards Water Data Science Symposium

Presentations

We have limited space for some excellent posters or other visual displays this year. If you would like to submit a poster or display, please register as an Attendee and as a Poster in Eventbrite. There will be a 90 minute lunch break to allow for visiting posters and displays

Who should attend?

People who are interested in helping to:

  • facilitate the application of Water Quality data to California water policy and permit writing
  • provide a forum for sharing recent science and practical applications relevant to watershed health
  • foster the translation of water quality data and research into policy solutions
  • expand support for water quality data with applications to California's environment, public health and economy
  • facilitate collaboration across scientific research fields and public policy
Contacts

June 29 - 30, 2017

The Water Board's Surface Water Ambient Monitoring Program (SWAMP) hosted the 2nd Annual California Water Boards Water Data Science Symposium, with the focus being on the use of data by other programs and Departments.

This is an annual event that aims to:

  • daylight new watershed and data science topics, tool, and insights, insights;
  • better connect data, information and knowledge to water quality stakeholders and decision makers; and
  • create a networking community to enhance better communication throughout the year.

2017 Symposium

Links to Powerpoint Presentations and videos can be found on the main Agenda and Special Session Agenda below

Contacts

June 20 - 21, 2018

The Water Board's Surface Water Ambient Monitoring Program (SWAMP) hosted the 3rd Annual California Water Board’s Water Data Science Symposium. This 2018 Symposium addressed the theme of Adapting in the Face of Disruptive Landscape Change. Presentations and posters describe how to collect, manage, and communicate monitoring information in anticipation of landscape change in response to long-term drivers such as climate change, population growth, and land use change, as well as rapid drivers such as fires, droughts, and floods.

The following subject areas were a focus of the 2018 symposium:

  • Historical Ecology - What can history tell us about relationships between land use and water resources as urban, suburban, peri-urban and rural landscapes have changed over time in CA?
  • Climate Change as a driver in water resource management.
  • Fire as a driver in water resource management.
  • Cannabis as a new driver in water resource management.
  • Contaminants - The impacts on water resources of emerging contaminants, legacy contaminants, contaminants from fires, and contaminants from other sources; new methods for monitoring.
  • Proactive Water Resource Monitoring - Are we collecting the right data and generating the right information to manage water resources in changing landscapes?

Beyond these broad themes, the following specific topics were prioritized for inclusion in the Symposium program:

  • Landscape change
  • Statewide monitoring programs
  • Remote sensing
  • Innovative monitoring tools
  • eDNA
  • Open data
  • Data visualization
  • Communication of findings to managers
  • Civic engagement


Agenda and Presentation Documents

Presenters, PowerPoints, & Abstracts & Bios: Day 1

Agenda with Presenters, Videos, PowerPoints, & Abstracts & Bios: Day 2

This full Science Symposium program contains the agenda with active hyperlinks to the PowerPoint presentations.

2018 Data Science Symposium Program & Agenda with Presentations

Video Recordings
  • Day 1 - Unfortunately the Skype recording of Day 1 is missing audio. If you attended Day 1 of the Symposium and recorded the presentations please contact us.
  • Day 2

Contacts
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