Global Water Information IG


Group details

Secretariat Liaison:
TAB Liaison: 
Christine Kirkpatrick
Case Statement: 
IG Established

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

21 Oct 2019

Reminder: RDA Global Water Information group meeting this Wednesday

Dear all
Just a reminder that there will be an RDA Global Water Information Interest Group meeting at the upcoming Plenary in Helsinki. The meeting will be at 11:30 local time (UTC + 3 / CET + 2) on Wednesday. Remote participation will be available and is strongly encouraged!
We will be pushing ahead with documentation of national water portals, with an enhanced set of criteria, and would like to discuss the selection of these criteria.
Details of the meeting, including the connection details, are here:

09 Oct 2019

P14 Session Chair Update

In preparation for Plenary 14 in Helsinki, please refer to the information presented below pertaining to your breakout sessions.


Remote Participation

  • Remote participation will be available in each meeting room through GoToMeeting, which will be running from the laptop provided by the University. By just opening your presentation on this laptop, remote attendees will be able to view your slides and hear you speak.

24 Jun 2019

Plenary 14 Session Submission Deadline Is Thursday!

With Plenary 14 (P14) scheduled to occur from October 23-25, the deadline for session submission is this Thursday, 27 June at 16:00 UTC.

Submissions for meeting sessions are open to working groups, interest groups, joint groups and birds of feather (BoF) meetings.

Please note, however, submissions are accepted from group chairs only. If you submit a session request for a group, please notify the other chairs of that group.

16 May 2019

Plenary 14: Call for Sessions, Collocated Events, Posters and Registration Now Open!

Taking place from 23-25 October 2019, the 14th RDA Plenary will take place in Dipoli, the nature-immersed building of Aalto University, Helsinki, in Finland, “one of the happiest countries in the world”, states Per Öster, CSC-IT Center For Science Director and Co-Chair of the P14 Programme Committee.

07 Nov 2018

RDA Global Water Information Interest Group meeting tomorrow

Dear RDA GWIIG and HydroDWG
We have our RDA Plenary 12 meeting tomorrow at 9:30 am CAT (UTC/GMT+2).
The agenda can be seen here:
There is also remote connection information, but please be aware that internet connectivity has been sporadic here and may not be reliable.
We will post slides afterwards. Please don't hesitate to get in touch with any questions or comments.