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1 Towards Integrated Water/Watershed Management: Data Strategies Clay Clifton EcoLayers, Inc.

2 Water environment an Integrated System; one scale is the watershed Historically, management of water resources has not been integrated 2

3 Regulatory and policy shift Integrated strategies result in More efficient and sustainable use of resources Better local/regional water augmentation and pollution prevention strategies Lower costs for resource management, permitting, and compliance Lower capital expenditures 3

4 What is Integration? The Integrated Water Environment 4

5 Integration Other Issues 1. Enable systemic optimization mirror the systemic aspects of the underlying ecosystem 2. Integration Data Management. It s really about the usability of data to enable better decisions by a larger constituency of decision makers. 3. Most water problems are local problems. Need local data, local stakeholders, local solutions. De-centralized solutions are better suited in water space than centralized one glove fits all approaches. 4. Integration at data level cannot be achieved without first meeting individual stake holder s objectives. 5

6 Water/Watershed Integration Beyond Data Management and Data Integration INSTITUTIONAL Regulations Stewardship Beneficial Uses Water Rights Land / Water Use People Economics Technology Process RESOURCES Water Resources Land Habitat STAKEHOLDERS Resource Management Suppliers Wastewater Facilities NGOs Regulators Municipalities Public Industry Transportation Agriculture

7 Integrating Water, Habitat and Carbon Cycles Consumer Services Carbon Cycle Modeling & Analytics Habitat Cycle Content Portals Water Cycle Networked Portals Customer Dedicated Portals Regional Portals Examples: (Water Cycle) Agency Power Utility Watershed JPA TMDL Development TMDL Implementation Stormwater Compliance Lake/Aquifer Mgmt Taxa Documents Green BMPs Hydrology Risk Assessment Conservation Fire Threats Residential BMPs Types of Portals 2010 EcoLayers, Inc.

8 Water Value Chain Components Customers Water Supply Water Use/ Re-use Water Quality Land Use Aquatic Ecosystem Permitting Compliance & Enforcement Regulatory Agencies Water Agencies/Districts Dischargers (Permitees) 1 Wastewater Agencies Municipalities Infrastructure Developers 2 Stewardship Organizations 3 Environmental Consultants 1. Industrial and commercial facilities, construction sites, stormwater: Ph 1 & Ph 2, landfills, agricultural operations, and others. 2. Real-estate developers, utilities, mining, oil andgas, transportation, renewable energy projects, and others. 3. River/Lake conservancies, land trusts, watershed councils, municipalities, corporate environmental assets, and others. 8

9 Enable integrated data access for general use (portals): Watersheds, river basins, regional water quality/resources, species conservation Colaborative, adaptive, integrated watershed management Integrated regional water management Plans Integrate water use, conservation and water quality Integrated stormwater management/compliance - jurisdictional & watershed levels TMDL development and management 303(d) de-listing process Integrated regional monitoring 401/404 permitting and mitigation BMP effectiveness at the water body or watershed level Invasive species tracking and treatment effectiveness Ecosystem services landscape and watershed scales Wetlands monitoring, recovery and management Conservation and re-development programs Public involvement Long-term research programs or studies 9

10 Integrated Water/Watershed Management Enabling Data-driven, Collaborative Governance Governance: Contractual, partner-as-you-go, coalition, CMA or other form Multiple Stakeholders: Information sharing, integration & collaboration Stakeholder-dedicated Portal Stakeholder-level: Optimize stakeholder objectives Stakeholder-level: Information aggregation, access, visualization and analysis Integrate Public Participation Public Participation Public outreach Public input On-line tools Community building

11 Integrated Platform For Multiple Regulatory Programs, Jurisdictions, Water Bodies Public Constituency Public User Interface Internal Users (Mgrs, Staff) Internal User Interface Partners (Agencies, Regulators, Consultants) Partners User Interface Permissionbased Permissionbased Permissionbased Illustrative User Interactions Access Complex Search Analytics Custom Reports Custom Charts Advanced Queries Import/Export Print Map-boarding User Inputs: Forms, Data, Spatial, Documents, Photos Administration Transaction Processing Models (Hosted or Desktop) Workflows Transactions Core EcoLayers Platform: No Customization Third-party Databases Manual Entry Spatial In-house Systems Paper Maps SCADA Excel LegacyReportsSource Photos Google Sensors Data Docs Map/Earth Customer Data

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