2018 Water Information Management Systems (WIMS) Workshop

Workshop Goals: WSWC is re-introducing the WIMS to increase dialogue between not only member state appointees, but among their IT and program staff also. The intent is to discover the needs of WSWC members and their highest priorities regarding water data acquisition, quality control, and publication. Jointly hosted by WSWC and NASA’s Western Water Applications Office (WWAO), this WIMS focuses on water use reporting/permitting systems, IT-related adjudications topics, use of cloud computing and big data, an overview of advances and recent projects pertaining to remote-sensing techniques with participation from NASA’s WWAO office, and open water data platforms and trends. Future WIMS topics will also be discussed.

LOCATION/ENTRY: The event will be held in the Main Administration Bldg. (180-101) at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) campus in Pasadena, CA., on January 16-18th, 2018. There is no charge for the workshop, but attendees do need to register by filling out the form below, including all security related questions. Please remember to bring a valid ID with you to the workshop. We are asking everyone to register by December 22nd so their information may be processed for admittance to JPL.

***OPTIONAL JPL TOUR***:  Beginning at 9:15am on Tuesday morning, we would like to invite you to a special tour of JPL facilities. The event will include visits to JPL’s Earth Science Center, Space Flight Operations Facility, the Space Craft Assembly Facility, and Mars Yard. The Mars Yard is a simulated Martian landscape used by researchers to test different robotic prototypes, such as the mars rovers. The tour ends at 11:30am. Lunch would be on your own, with the WIMS workshop registration starting at 1pm back in the Main Administration Bldg (180-101).

TRANSPORTATION:  Three major airports service the Pasadena area, including:  (1) Hollywood Burbank Airport/Bob Hope Airport which is 15 miles or about 20 minutes drive time from the hotel; (2) Los Angeles International Airport which is 32 miles and about an hour’s drive; and (3) Ontario International Airport which is 37 miles and approximately 45 minutes from the hotel. For additional details on ground transportation and rates, click here.

LODGING:  A block of rooms is reserved at the Hilton Pasadena located at 168 South Los Robles Avenue, Pasadena, CA  91101.  To secure a reservation on the hotel’s booking site, use this link for the personalized Western States Water Council room block at the rate of $173 single/double occupancy.  (NOTE: If you are planning on attending the JPL tour the morning of the 16th and staying in Pasadena the night before, simply adjust your arrival date to the 15th and the hotel will give you the $173 rate for that night also.) To contact the hotel directly call 1-626-577-1000, and provide the code “WSWC.” The cut-off date for guests to make reservations is December 17, 2017. Hotel Check In – 3:00 pm & Check Out – 12:00 pm.

PARKING:  For WSWC guests, Valet Parking is reduced from $23 to $21.  (Front Entrance)
Self parking: $21.00 (No Elevator/Garage)

MEETING MATERIALS: Draft January WIMS Workshop Agenda – Current as of Dec. 7th, 2017

Presenters who have handouts (max 4-pages) are encouraged to send these to the WSWC ahead of time (please send to jgroat (at) wswc.utah.gov). These will be included in the meeting packets, along with bios and an attendees list.

2018 WIMS Workshop Registration and Security Information Form

  • Please fill out the following to register for the WSWC/NASA WIMS Workshop. Your answers will be used for registration purposes AND as required security information to be admitted to the JPL facility. If you are planning to attend and are not a U.S. Citizen, please contact Stephanie Granger at stephanie.l.granger@jpl.nasa.gov.