Academic Research in collaboration with Citizen Scientists: The Shale Network

"The Water Data Center has been an unpaid collaborator on our Shale Network grant and has had the responsibility of helping us organize, format, upload, and store water quality and quantity data in the area of shale gas development in the northeastern U.S.A...In every way the team has gone beyond all expectations to facilitate our effort."

--Sue Brantley, Distinguished Professor of Geosciences, Director of Earth and Environmental Systems Institute, The Pennsylvania State University


Academic Research: Improving Data Discovery and Access for Modeling

"Prior to establishment of WDC services, searching for data, processing them and making them otherwise suitable for analysis and modeling would, even if successful, take a disproportionately large amount of time in any project. With the advent of WDC services, the amount of time dedicated to finding data is minimized, making more room for in-depth analysis of water patterns."

--Lilit Yeghiazarian, Assistant Professor, University of Cincinnati


Environmental Science Education: Free Tools for Data-Driven Education

"There are several different reasons I feel Hydrodesktop is a good fit for students at Salish Kootenai College (SKC).This opens up data they may not have known how to access otherwise."

--Jacob Feistner, Graduate Student and Instructor, Salish Kootenai College


The Mason Water Data Information System: Encouraging Water Data Sharing

"The Mason Water Data Information System (MWDIS) is a platform designed to share water data collected by researchers at George Mason University. Our goal is to encourage water data sharing and to provide an internet-based system to facilitate water data publishing for the Mason research community. CUAHSI is used to help make our data more accessible and available for anyone to use.

"I'd just like to give a thank you to you and the whole CUAHSI team for helping us (Flood Hazards Research Lab at George Mason University) with uploading data. I came on in October at our lab and the help you all have given has truly been a life saver."

-- Tirik Ford, Representative of the George Mason University MWDIS Group, George Mason University


The Rio Grande de Manatí Watershed: Citizen Scientist Projects

"I learned about CUAHSI Data Services in the American Geophysical Union 2015 meeting. Immediately I knew that they could help with my hydrology data. After conversations and guidance, I was able to organize and synthesize the data from streams I was studying in Puerto Rico. The data was finally published and ready to be discovered in the CUAHSI web site. " 

-- Concepcion Rodriguez Fourquet, University of Puerto Rico