Tribal Water Data Initiatives
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Tribal Water Data Initiatives
SWAMP eDNA Metabarcoding Monitoring and Analysis Project (SeMMAP)
SWAMP is searching for Tribal and community science partners that would like to participate in an environmental DNA (eDNA) sampling project. Sampling is easy, requires no special training, and all the necessary equipment is provided by SWAMP, free of charge. In return for sample collection, the SWAMP SeMMAP will provide analysis and support in the form of direct communication with project leads, and a web portal displaying results.
- SWAMP eDNA Metabarcoding Monitoring and Analysis Project (SeMMAP) Fact Sheet
- SeMMAP Overview Presentation (30 min)
- FREE SeMMAP Kit Request Form
- SeMMAP Email List Survey
SWAMP Bioaccumulation Monitoring Program Realignment
Through the realignment efforts described in the Bioaccumulation Monitoring Program Realignment Plan, the Program is actively working to ensure bioaccumulation monitoring continues to be aligned with the public’s needs, particularly in areas that are important for subsistence by traditionally underrepresented communities, as well as tribal traditions, culture, and subsistence
- Bioaccumulation Monitoring Program Realignment Fact Sheet
- Bioaccumulation Monitoring Program Realignment Webpage
- Safe to Eat Workgroup Portal
SWAMP Freshwater Harmful Algal Bloom (FHAB) Database Modernization
The Freshwater and Estuarine Harmful Algal Bloom (FHAB) Program has been updating and modernizing the database that is used to track and respond to FHABs in California. This process has included developing partnerships with The Internet of Water, The Commons, CA Tribes, and other non-governmental organizations to develop a process to ingest non-state FHAB monitoring data into the CA FHAB database.
- California FHAB Monitoring Systems Data Ingestion Framework Recommendations
- Register for the December 2, 2021 (11:30 am - 1:00 pm PT) Internet of Water webinar to hear from a panel of project leaders about implementing all aspects of this project – tiered data management, database alignment, API development, software training, stakeholder engagement, and more!
- California Cyanobacteria and Harmful Algal Bloom (CCHAB) Network
2021 California Water Boards Water Data Science Symposium
On June 28 - 30, 2021 SWAMP and the California Water Quality Monitoring Council hosted the Sixth Annual California Water Data Science Symposium. This free annual event aims to enhance how water quality monitoring generates and uses meaningful data to inform equitable water quality management decisions. The 2021 Program highlighted speakers that intentionally use data to educate, inform, or address racial inequities in California, and Tribal perspectives and voices were elevated throughout the event.
- Water Boards Tribal Affairs
- Regional/Divisional Tribal Coordinators
- Regional Water Board Updates on Tribal Beneficial Uses within Basin Plans
- Global map of Native Lands
- Office of Information Management and Analysis (OIMA)
- Surface Water Ambient Monitoring Program (SWAMP)
- California Water Quality Monitoring Council
Tribal Data Sovereignty Resources
- Tribal Data Sovereignty Fact Sheet (Coming soon!)
- CARE Principles for Indigenous Data Governance
- US Indigenous Data Sovereignty Network
- Global Indigenous Data Alliance (GIDA)
- Collaboratory for Indigenous Data Governance
- Local Contexts
- Traditional Knowledge (TK) Labels
- Biocultural (BC) Labels
- Dr. Lydia Jennings Indigenous Data Sovereignty Recordings
- 35-min Water Data Science Symposium Presentation, June 2021 (See first 35 min of video)
- 1-hour NCEAS Seminar, April 2021