To focus on the status of water use data science, state agency strategies for getting to high-quality water use information, including online reporting, automated data checking, and remote-sensing tools. The WIMS and USGS Water Use Data Collaboration will serve as a forum for states and other attendees to exchange information on this highly specialized and important category of water data.

2019 WIMS/USGS Collaboration2019 Workshop Materials Agenda

Remote Attendence

Join the workshop remotely by computer or phone using this link to Zoom Meeting

We recommend you choose the computer audio, which is a faster connection through Zoom’s optimized bandwidth.

Dial by your location +1 720 707 2699 US (Denver) +1 646 558 8656 US (New York)

Meeting ID: 491 674 613


The meeting location is a secure facility so be sure to bring your government id (driver’s license or equivalent) each day to sign in.

Parking at the USGS Center is limited. Please plan to carpool or leave your car at the Hilton Hotel and walk, check out a bike, or ride a bus.

  1. Walking directions from Hilton Hotel at 425 W Prospect Rd, Fort Collins, CO 80526 to USGS Center @ 2150 Centre Ave Building E, Fort Collins, CO 80526

  1. Download the free Pace bike sharing appfrom the App Store or Google Play “Pace As You Go: $1 per 15 minutes”
  1. Ride a bus from the Center & Bay station (nearby Hilton Fort Collins) to the Centre & Botanical station (near by USGS Center) $1.25 per single ride (exact fare only)

Social Hour

Social Hour (Hors d’oeuvres) on Tuesday Sept 17 at 5:30 pm at the the Fort Collins Hilton Hotel sponsored by DocStar


Cut-off is August 17th, 2019

A group room block is held in the name of the Western States Water Council at the Hilton Fort Collins located at 425 Prospect Road, a mile or so from the meeting site. These rooms are held on a first come, first serve basis. Guest room rates are $116.00, single or double occupancy. Check-in is after 4 pm on the day of arrival. Check-out is 11 am on the day of departure. Parking is an additional $10 per night for guest’s overnight self-parking.

You may call 1-970-482-2626 and request the negotiated rate for the meeting with Group Code GWW. You can also go online and make your reservation using this link. There is a 48-hour cancellation policy. Failure to cancel before 48 hours of scheduled arrival will result in a charge of one night’s room and tax.

The meeting will be held at the Fort Collins USGS Science Center Bldg C., Meeting Room 2000, 2150 Centre Avenue Fort Collins, CO. The meeting location is a secure facility so be sure to bring your government id (drivers license or equivalent) each day to sign in.


Fly into Denver International Airport. The Hilton Fort Collins is about 55 miles north from the airport. The Denver Super Shuttle charges $32.00 each way from the airport to Fort Collins.


Please register to attend the workshop. The meeting location has a limited space and is a secure facility. Please be sure to bring your government id (drivers license or equivalent) each day to sign in.

Registration is on a first come first served basis and SPACE IS LIMITED


The USGS Science Center FORT is a secure facility and requires a government-issued ID for entry. Please bring your ID and be prepared to sign in and sign out each day.


Fort Collins Science Center
Bldg C., Meeting Room 2000
2150 Centre Avenue
Fort Collins, CO

Downtown Fort Collins


Visit with other state agency water data program staff members and water use specialists to hear their experience and strategies for water use data. Lots of time set aside for sharing ideas, follow-up questions, and discussion.


We’ll be assembling the latest and greatest research and tool developers at this meeting, from both eastern and western states, and federal agency partners. We’ll also explore how the Water Use Data & Research (WUDR) grants have helped states to improve their water use data processes and outcomes.


Across the states, every agency and every data program manager feels the weight of responsibility for putting out great water data that can be used by others. Explore synergies and opportunities to work with other data program professionals – folks who are in the same boat and understand the challenges of funding, gathering, maintaining, and publishing great water data.