A Draft EPA Strategy for Sharing Continuous Monitoring Data
The outcome is a strategy document (still in preparation at the time of this writing) outlining steps for implementation of a continuous monitoring data sharing network by EPA. This paper summarizes the research, interview and discussion processes undertaken to provide a basis for development of the strategy, and presents intermediate findings. The strategy will be finalized by September 2015 in time for presentation at WEFTEC, and will be available online for downloading at
Implementation of an EPA-supported continuous data sharing network could greatly improve access to continuous water quality data. The approach that EPA is developing will also apply to water quantity data, thereby opening up the opportunity of integrating water quantity and water quality data. This improved access will be valuable in supporting planning-level activities such as water quality assessment, and can also provide valuable support to operational decision- making by utilities.
Document Type: Research Article
Affiliations: 1: LimnoTech, Ann Arbor, Michigan, Email: [email protected] 2: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC. 3: Michael Baker International, Alexandria, Virginia 4: MapTech, Inc., Blacksburg, Virginia
Publication date: 2015-01-01
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