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HYDROINFORMATICS BLOG - Hello to GroMoPo: Introducing a community Groundwater Model Portal

Posted Oct 9, 2023

Get familiar with GroMoPo - a community Groundwater Model Portal meant to help share and discover groundwater models.

Hydroinformatics Blog - FAIR and CARE Data Principles Assessment for Sustainable Water Resources Management on Reservation Lands

Posted Sep 13, 2023

Water resources management by Indigenous Peoples in the U.S. is a complex issue hindered by the lack of reliable and accessible high-quality databases. To address this challenge, we have initiated a research project to evaluate the availability of water-related databases for reservation lands in the U.S. The project focuses on the discoverability and reusability assessment of these databases in terms of both water quality and quantity variables with the goal of environmental justice for Indigenous communities.

Hydroinformatics Blog - A framework for conducting environmentally-responsible hydroinformatics research

Posted Jul 11, 2023

The Environmental Responsibility 5-R Framework provides researchers across disciplines with a valuable toolbox for critically evaluating and mitigating the environmental impacts of their work. This framework provides actionable methods to this end by providing resources for incorporating data and computational costs into their research recognition, refining research questions through open-source data platforms, and optimizing codes for minimal resource usage. With the 5-R Framework in practice, we believe that scientists can pursue environmentally responsible practices while leveraging the power of data science and informatics.

2023 CUAHSI Biennial

Posted Jun 22, 2023

2023 CUAHSI Biennial Recap

CUAHSI would like to thank everyone who participated in the 2023 Biennial Colloquium, held from June 11-14 at the Granlibakken Resort in Tahoe City, CA.

Hydroinformatics Blog - Classifying NHDPlus catchments based on drought propagation mechanism

Posted Jun 6, 2023

Understanding the driving mechanisms of droughts is critical for reducing and minimizing their impact. In this blog post, we employ a deep learning algorithm to predict the drought propagation mechanism over CONUS based hydrocliamte characteristics of NHDPlus catchments. We use HyRiver to retrieve and process the required input data including climate time series and catchment attributes and PyTorch Tabular to predict the drought propagation mechanisms.

Hydroinformatics Blog - A Case for Open Source-based Digital Water Systems

Posted May 10, 2023

Digital transformation stands to transform the operation and design of urban water networks. However, fundamental socio-technical knowledge gaps must be answered before these systems become commonplace. In this post, I make a case that open-source philosophy can help address some of these challenges and create accessible and equitable digital water technologies.

April e-Newsletter

Posted Apr 13, 2023

The CUAHSI April e-Newsletter came out today! Be sure to read on for more details about announcements, upcoming events and opportunities!

Hydroinformatics Blog - Monitor My Watershed Helps Lower Barriers for Real-time Data Sharing

Posted Jan 10, 2023

The Monitor My Watershed Data Sharing Portal evolved from work by the CUAHSI community for managing environmental data with the Observations Data Model. Monitor My Watershed accepts real-time sensor data and other observation types and provides data visualization and connection with CUAHSI’s HIS. Adoption and use of Monitor My Watershed is growing rapidly partly due to the extensive training resources for DIY hardware

Hydroinformatics Blog - Arc Hydro’s WIM: A Machine Learning Framework for Wetland Identification

Posted Dec 7, 2022

Arc Hydro’s Wetland Identification Model (WIM) is an automated framework for identifying wetlands using machine learning. Its baseline functionality infers wetland likelihood from geomorphologic indicators, but WIM can be configured and extended for your use case. WIM continues to be developed and improved as we gather feedback from users and collaborators in the wetland science community. Our goal is to build a tool that helps that community achieve its goal of better, faster, cheaper wetland mapping.

Hydroinformatics Blog - Advancing Technology for Understanding Residential Water Use

Posted Nov 9, 2022

Collecting, managing and analyzing high temporal (sub-minute) resolution residential water use data is challenging due to lack of existing tools, yet doing so enables better understanding of water use behavior that can help improve urban water management and planning by allowing direct identification of water appliances characteristics. This month's entry to the Hydroinformatics Blog presents low-cost, open-source tools designed to facilitate collection and analysis of this type of data.