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
“I'm very glad I attended the workshop [Master Class: Water Sustainability in a Global Economy]. The instructors were both excellent; they had distinct and overlapping perspectives that worked helped in the communication and rumination of the concepts. I thought the hands-on exercises were very useful, and give me a starting point for moving forward with these techniques in my own research. I also appreciated the willingness of the instructors to explore these topics after class and between sessions. The field trips were a great way to get outside and continue the conversations, and Flagstaff is an excellent location for that reason.”
-- Steve Chignell, Graduate Student at Colorado 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
Let's Talk About Water
“This type of water science educational outreach program is an excellent opportunity for institutes such as ours to accomplish their mission and implement activities that support their strategic goals. The panelists participated in honest, open dialogue with participants that were in direct alignment with our Core Values; one of which is ‘Best outcomes are reached through information driven, open discussions and that is the exact platform this CUAHSI program made possible.”
-- Susan Paddack, Executive Director, The Oka’ Institute, 2016 Challenge Grant Awardee
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
Let's Talk About Water
“The LTAW program provided a good, unconventional opportunity to bring researchers and members of the public together in a forum about water. The process of planning and hosting the LTAW event and follow-up conversations made it possible for the organizers to develop ideas for future events and research projects, although those are still in developing stage. An emerging research topic is effective public engagement in water resources planning in the Middle Rio Grande Basin to recognize the regional water resources management challenges and foster consensus about future water management strategies.”
-- Dr. Ali Mirchi, Assistant Professor, University of Texas El Paso, 2016 Challenge Grant Awardee