Global Water Information IG


Group details

Ilya Zaslavsky, Sylvain Grellet, Tony Boston, Matthew Fry
Secretariat Liaison: 
Kathy Fontaine
TAB Liaison: 
Larry Lannom
Case Statement: 

The proposed Global Water Information Interest Group (GWIIG) will serve as a platform leading to formation of RDA working group; as a venue for communication among RDA WGs and IGs focused on both technical eInfrastructure aspects (e.g. brokering; metadata and catalogs, dynamic data citation) and on related research domains (e.g. geosciences, agriculture, biodiversity); and as a coordination mechanism across a wide group of water information stakeholders, in particular those not previously involved in the OGC/WMO water standardization work.

Recent Activity

24 May 2017

Water Data Portals v2

Dear all, I have made some updates to the Word document "Water Data Portals" and have uploaded it as a file under the OSF project "Water Data Portals" ( This is a "public" project so you should be able to access it.
Version 2 contains some additional data portals. Note that some of the data portals that Philippe had added to his Google Docs version were already on the list but under a different "name".

22 May 2017

OGC Environmental Linked Features Interoperability Experiment starting this week

Dear all,

An Interoperability Experiment is about to start under the OGC umbrella which might be of interest to that list and also, to a broader scope, to any RDA group linked to the monitoring of the environment.

The kick-off in on May 25th. Raising your interest via will help you join the group (even after 25th)

The Environmental Linked Feature Interoperability Experiment (ELFIE) is targetting the following objectives 

17 May 2017

OGC Hydro Domain Working Group 8th workshop in June 2017

Dear all

The OGC Hydro Domain Working Group (HydroDWG) is having its 8th workshop in Tuscaloosa (National Water Center, Tuscaloosa, Alabama, USA) early June this year.

We will discuss several topics of high interest to that IG.
The link to the draft agenda and logistics information is here:

09 Sep 2016

RE: [globalwaterinformation] Global Water Information IG session during the 8th RDA...

Dear All,
Just to make sure (since I made this mistake before):
the session is on Thursday 9/15, 14:00-15:30. The meeting is in Denver, hence Mountain time.
- ilya
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07 Aug 2016

Global Water Information IG session during the 8th RDA plenary, International Data Week, Denver, Sept 11-17

Dear Colleagues,
We would like to invite you to participate in the RDA Global Water Information Interest Group session on Thursday 14 September, 14-15:30. It will be a part of the International Data Week (IDW,

31 Jul 2016

AGU Fall Meeting Session: Advancing Hydrology through Collaboration, Data and Model Sharing Cyberinfrastructure

Dear Colleagues,
Please consider submitting a paper to the Fall 2016 AGU session we are convening on work that has advanced hydrologic understanding that would not have been possible without large data and modeling cyberinfrastructure and that also involved collaboration. It seems like the work of some global water information working group members may fit this session.
H014: Advancing Hydrology through Collaboration, Data and Model Sharing Cyberinfrastructure (Session ID#: 13920)
Conveners: David Tarboton, Jon Goodall, Rick Hooper