The Aspen Institute has released it’s long anticipated publication that summarizes a year-long dialogue series. WSWC participated quite a bit in the dialogue and helped with some of the findings and recommendations. Many who are familiar with WaDE will find language in the report that is similar, especially regarding principles of data-sharing.

AI’s Press Release:

 

Aspen Institute Report calls for “Internet of Water” for Sustainability
Aspen Institute Dialogue Series on Water Data Releases Report on Sharing and Integrating Water Data for Sustainability
 
 
Aspen, Colorado, May 31, 2017 -The Aspen Institute Energy and Environment Program, the Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions at Duke University and Redstone Strategy Group, announce the release of “Internet of Water: Sharing and Integrating Water Data for Sustainability,”a report from the Aspen Institute Dialogue Series on Water Data.
Between May 2016 and February 2017, the Dialogue Series convened roundtables with a select group of water experts, managers, policy makers, regulators, and representatives from the private and public sectors, to focus on how to create better water data infrastructure to access and connect publicly collected and reported sources for data, beginning with quantity, quality and use information.
The report provides a blueprint for how to design and launch a feasible and operable “Internet of Water” – a network of interconnected data producers, hubs, and users – that will enable connecting and transmitting water-related data and information in real-time.
This report brings the data revolution to managing water resources. Connecting water data from across the U.S. will improve how water resources are being managed and address prevalent water problems such as extreme flooding, scarcity, contamination, and restoring aquatic systems.
To read the report, its findings and action-oriented recommendations, please visit https://www.aspeninstitute.org/publications/internet-of-water/.