The Second Colorado River Basin Data and Modeling Roundtable: Virtual

Due to COVID-19 Travel Restrictions and Concerns, the Workshop is Going Virtual. Stay Tuned for an Updated Agenda

The Western States Water Council is hosting this second roundtable as a follow-up to the first “Internet of Water Roundtable: Colorado River Basin,” organized by the Aspen Institute and Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions in January 2019 in Salt Lake City, Utah. The Aspen Institute’s Dialogue Series on water data led to its report, “Internet of Water: Sharing and Integrating Water Data for Sustainability” which presented a vision for a national policy framework to address institutional barriers to scaling and integrating water data and information to support sustainable water management. The first roundtable recommended continuing discussions and coordination among three ongoing projects, the Internet of Water (IoW), the Water Data Exchange (WaDE) program, and the OpenET project. The projects’ teams are working toward laying a foundation of open and interoperable water data and all have significant applications for water management in the Colorado River basin.

Roundtable Goals:

  • Serve as a forum for the Colorado River Basin States, federal agencies, and others to discuss efforts in mapping and reconciling differences in water use estimates and data sharing
  • Highlight what has been accomplished across the OpenET, IOW, and WaDE projects to estimate water use, reconcile water glossaries and budget models, and demonstrate WaDE 2.0 platform
  • Report on progress on water data initiatives and laws in state and federal agencies
  • Identify areas of mutual interest and ways to collaborate; and offer some practical, on-the-ground next steps on how the OpenET, WaDE, and IOW projects can further help the Colorado Basin States.

Draft Agenda

The agenda will be updated as we get closer to the meeting


The roundtable will draw around 40 participants from the WaDE, OpenET, and IOW projects and from invited policy and decision-makers from federal and state agencies and researchers across the seven Colorado River Basin States: Arizona, California, Colorado, New Mexico, Nevada, Utah, Wyoming.

Guest Room Accommodations

The meetings will be held at the Sheraton Albuquerque Airport Hotel located at 2910 Yale Boulevard S.E. Albuquerque, New Mexico 87106.  Guest rooms are being held in the name of the Western States Water Council (WSWC).  The guest room government rates are for single/double occupancy at $96 per night.

Check-in after 4:00 p.m. on the day of arrival.
Check-out time is prior to 11:00 a.m. on the day of departure.

The hotel offers a complimentary shuttle service from Albuquerque International Sunport, less than 1 mile from our hotel. 

Reservations Method:
Room reservations should be made through the Hotel’s online reservation Passkey link For those desiring to call in to secure a reservation, please call the reservations phone  +1 505-843-7000 

Any reservations requested after the cut-off shall be accepted, based on availability, and at the Hotel’s prevailing rates.

Cut-Off Date:
May 5, 2020.  After this cut-off date, reservations will be accepted on availability.


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Tomasita's: 4949 Pan American Freeway NE, Albuquerque, NM
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May 27 2020 - May 28 2020


Sheraton Albuquerque Airport Hotel
Sheraton Albuquerque Airport Hotel, Albuquerque, New Mexico
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