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      2019 California Water Data Science Symposium: Datathon in Sacramento


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      July 1, 2019

      Monday   9:45 AM

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      2019 California Water Data Science Symposium: Datathon

      The Surface Water Ambient Monitoring Program (SWAMP), the California Water Quality Monitoring Council, and the San Francisco Estuary Institute (SFEI) are hosting the Fourth Annual California Water Data Science Symposium on July 1-2, 2019 in Sacramento, CA. This annual event aims to enhance how water quality monitoring generates meaningful data that informs water quality management decisions. This year’s Symposium will revolve around the theme of Open Water California- Innovating Through Integrating and Expanding the Water Data Community. Datathon Concurrent Session - This year's symposium will have a concurrent session on Day 1, July 1st, where data wranglers will work alongside experts to develop data schema and answer questions related to one of three topics: Water Source Time Machine: The State Water Board’s Division of Drinking Water regulates approximately 7,500 public water systems (PWS) in California. Although each PWS has a unique identifier, the current or former sources(s) of water each system uses are not as easy to identify. Participants will work on conceptualizing how to develop a tool that would allow users to select a location within a PWS boundary and see where current and past sources of water come from (think time machine for source water data).   Trash Data Model: The State Water Board’s Office of Information Management and Analysis (OIMA) is developing a new method to monitor and assess the quantity, distribution, and makeup of trash on streets to better understand the amount of trash entering (or being prevented from entering) California’s waterbodies. While a data model for this project has been developed, there is plenty of more work to do! We need to streamline the current data model, develop a corresponding data schema, and develop a way to integrate (1) data across temporal and geographic scales and (2) monitoring methods for trash, debris and microplastics, etc. Consumer Confidence Report (CCR) to Weather Report Application: Every community water system and every nontransient-noncommunity water system must prepare and distribute an annual Consumer Confidence Report (CCR) to their users. Each CCR contains information on source water, levels of any detected contaminants, and compliance with drinking water regulations (including monitoring requirements), along with some educational information. We would like to develop a way to allow public water systems to port their data to an application that, like a weather forecast application, allow geotagged data to integrate into and inform drinking water quality and sources of water datasets. How it works: Participants will select one team to participate in during the datathon. They will work with other team members to address the specific objectives of each project and report back to the group with their solutions at the end of the day. Who should attend? Data scientists Scientists working on water quality Aspiring academics and budding subject matter experts Water/data nerds Agenda - Coming soon to the Symposium webpage. Space is limited, register now!  Financial Hardships: While the event is free to attend, a limited amount of funding is available to help support those who would not be able to attend due to financial hardship. Our California Water Datathon co-organizers from the West Big Data Innovation Hub are excited to help support your participation in Sacramento. This travel grant may only be used to cover transportation and lodging: up to $200 for travel within 200 miles; $500 for more than 200 miles. To set up reimbursement for your travel, please fill out the West Hub Participant Support Application. If you are in need of flight accommodations and prefer to have the West Hub book for you (so you don't have to wait for reimbursement), please contact the West Hub Director Meredith Lee at mmlee@berkeley.edu. Science Symposium - Main Session: If you wish to attend just the Community Water Science Concurrent Session, please register using the green 'Register' button above. If you ALSO wish to attend the Symposium, please also register for the symposium at this Eventbrite Registration webpage.  #cawaterdatadive      #caswamp      #waterdata      #cawater      @cawaterdatadive      @swamp_water_ca      @sfei_asc Our California Water Datathon co-organizers from the West Big Data Innovation Hub would be excited to help support your participation in Sacramento. This travel grant may only be used to cover transportation and lodging: up to $200 for travel within 200 miles; $500 for more than 200 miles. To set up reimbursement for your travel, please fill out the West Hub Participant Support Application.  If you are in need of flight accommodations and prefer to have the West Hub book for you (so you don't have to wait for reimbursement), please contact the West Hub Director Meredith Lee at mmlee@berkeley.edu.

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