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03-09: Water Data Standards: Benefits and Lessons for Land
1:00pm - 2:30pm
Session Chair: Mark Reichardt, Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC), United States of America
In just the last decade, a number of free public resources have become available that can provide valuable data on water conditions anywhere in the world. These resources are made possible through the adoption and growing use of international standards for representing and exchanging time series of water data, such as WaterML, netCDF, and related web services. This session presents exemplars of regional and global catalogues of authoritative water observations data, as well as frameworks for backcast and forecast models of water budget around the world. Through activities such as Interoperability Experiments and Pilots, the data standards can be implemented fairly quickly, to stimulate international cooperation and public policy for responding to extreme events which cross national boundaries.
Why It Matters to Have International Water Data Standards, and How They Are Being Used
David K Arctur1,2, David R Maidment1
1University of Texas at Austin, United States of America; 2Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC)
Forecast Flow and Flood Inundation at Regional Scales using Globally-Available Datasets