WikiWatershed: An Online Toolkit for Water Resource Managers
WikiWatershed is a web toolkit to support citizens, conservation practitioners, municipal decision-makers, researchers, educators, and students to collaboratively advance knowledge and stewardship of fresh water. The WikiWatershed.org web toolkit includes Model My Watershed, a high-performance web app for rapid visualization of watershed data, advance geospatial analysis capabilities, science-based predictions of human impacts on stormwater runoff and water quality. Other tools available include instructions and resources for learning open-source hardware and software solutions for building and deploying water monitoring stations, a mobile app for entering water quality data and learning about water quality measurements, and other portals for water quality monitoring information. This webinar will introduce how to use the Model My Watershed web app to analyze real land use, soil and other data for an area of interest, model stormwater runoff and water-quality impacts, and compare how different conservation or development scenarios could modify runoff and water quality. WikiWatershed is an initiative of Stroud Water Research Center and is made possible through partnerships and contributions from individuals, organizations, and companies throughout the U.S., including: LimnoTech, Azavea, Penn State University, Utah State University, University of Washington, and Drexel University. Development of WikiWatershed has been funded by the William Penn Foundation, National Science Foundation, and Stroud Water Research Center.