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Main Title Environmental Data Management in Support of Sharing Data and Management. Final Report.
Author L. Yeghiazarian ; A. Safwat ; A. Teklitz ; D. Morehead ; T. Whiteaker
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
D. R. Maidment
E. P. H. Best
CORP Author Texas Univ. at Austin. Center for Research in Water Resources.; National Risk Management Research Lab., Edison, NJ. Water Supply and Water Resources Div.
Year Published 2013
Report Number EPA/600/R-13/029; EP-C-11-006
Stock Number PB2014-100877
Additional Subjects Water quality ; Water pollution control ; Data base management ; Accessibility ; Decision making ; Hydrology ; Information exchange ; Information systems ; Research projects ; US EPA ; Watersheds
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB2014-100877 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 213p
A data management system (DMS) was developed, tested and demonstrated to store and manage water quality and quantity (WQ2) data pertaining to U.S. Environmental Protection Agency/Office of Research and Development (EPA/ORD) research projects in standardized formats. This approach was taken to facilitate accessibility, sharing, integration, and use of this information for simple calculations and inclusion into models by EPA and other users to inform water management decisions. The objectives of this project were: (1) Build a previously identified hydrologic information system (HIS) Observational Data Model (ODM) and convert existing water quality and quantity data, generated by EPA/ORD-research projects, into this format; (2) Develop, test and demonstrate a scalable DMS based on HIS protocols for storage and management of geo-referenced data; and (3) Enable targeted users to access, exchange and integrate geospatially referenced WQ2 information, and to conduct relatively simple calculations and/or run models to inform water management decisions at various watershed scales. The HIS developed by the Consortium of Universities for the Advancement of Hydrologic Science Inc. (CUAHSI) was used in this project. The CUAHSI HIS ODM model is widely accepted in the United States, is compatible with the National Water Quality Portal, and is gaining international acceptance as the standard for water data. This HIS is web-based, and uses the WaterML format for sharing hydrologic time series data.