"Communicating Water Data Quality" white paper.

The OGC WaterML 2.0 standard is an industry game-changer. Now it is easier for hydrometric data producers to make their data accessible for timely decision making and it is easier for data consumers to find relevant data to drive evidence-based decision making. Almost as important as the sharing of data is the sharing of data quality. Let me explain. There are a great many, perfectly valid, ways...

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There is more data to deal with than there used to be. However, dealing with it may require a different approach than simply working harder with the same tools. The new “Global Hydrological Monitoring Industry Trends” report confirms the rapid international adoption of continuous monitoring technologies. One of the questions asked of over 700 respondents representing monitoring agencies from around the world was: “Are the primary technologies used...

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Results from the 2012 Report - Global Hydrological Monitoring Industry Trends published by Aquatic Informatics Inc. The first Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite (GOES) was launched in October 1975. The GOES launch initiated a sequence of events leading to a major re-design of hydrometric programs throughout North America. The relatively cheap and reliable data communication provided by GOES provided an immediate benefit for hydrometric operators: to monitor station...

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