California Water Data Consortium Online Public Meeting

Registration and draft agenda are now available for the October 22 California Water Data Consortium Online Public Meeting to celebrate the launch of the Consortium Steering Committee.

When: Thursday, October 22
Meeting: 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Where: Zoom meeting

Register on Eventbrite to review the draft agenda, let us know what breakout topic(s) you’ll likely participate in, and receive the event Zoom link.

At the online event, participants will:

  • Meet members of the Consortium’s newly formed Steering Committee, which will develop programmatic objectives for the Consortium;
  • Hear about the Consortium’s recent work and pilot projects to further advance open and transparent water data in California;
  • Learn ways to bring resources and your involvement into the Consortium; and
  • Brainstorm in small groups on specific topics to frame and launch Consortium task groups

Thanks to everyone who suggested topics for the breakout groups! We’ve made a preliminary selection for this meeting, and we look forward to offering the open water data community opportunities to weigh in on others in future meetings. When RSVP’ing, please indicate topics of interest for your participation on October 22, so we can be sure to have enough facilitators for popular topics. Meeting participants will be free to choose and move between topics during the 45-minute breakout session.


The Open and Transparent Water Data Act (AB 1755, Dodd) called for the State to make water data available to the public via an integrated platform. To achieve the AB 1755 vision, involved state agencies, convening through the Partner Agency Team, recognized the importance of broad collaboration inside and outside of government. To help realize this goal, they supported the creation of an organization external to the State to complement and inform State AB 1755 implementation. The California Water Data Consortium is seen as a vehicle for accomplishing this objective.

For more background on the Consortium and its work with the State’s AB 1755 Partner Agency Team, please visit: