WORKSHOP GOALS

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 WU 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.

ACCOMMODATIONS

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.

TRANSPORTATION

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 FOR THE MEETING

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.

MEETING LOCATION

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

Downtown Fort Collins

MEET YOUR PEERS

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.

DISCOVER GREAT TOOLS

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.

COLLABORATE

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.