Water quality is fundamental to our regional agricultural and food production industries, is of significant concern for Midwestern and Gulf environmental health, and is essential for other regional economic interests that include recreation. The data revolution presents a new and exciting opportunity to address water-quality challenges. Various efforts are underway to store and standardize the large volumes of public water-quality data collected through existing federal, state, and local programs. However, new forms of water data from on-site instruments, satellites, and citizen-science programs are rapidly increasing, and many of these data streams originate in the nonprofit, academic, and private sectors with disparate data standards.

Get involved with the MBDH:

Join our monthly Water Data Forum webinar series—a cross-sector panel discussion of experts on all aspects of water, data, and innovation.

Participate in our upcoming aquatic invasive species workshop and community readiness assessment activities. Begins in December 2021; join our email list to stay informed.