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Modernizing Data Accessibility

Join us for a 1-day workshop on May 10th, 2024 focused on modernizing data accessibility. The workshop will feature insights from organizations that are implementing new methods and developing applications to share data. For data providers, this workshop will provide opportunities to share ideas, foster collaboration, and exchange information with other organizations. Data users will learn new ways to find water data in New Mexico. We look forward to your attendance at this workshop, where professionals and enthusiasts can explore and contribute to the advancement of modernizing data accessibility practices. 

Register as an Attendee

Register as an attendee for our annual workshop held on May 10th. The agenda will include updates on work from Water Data Initiative directing agencies, presentations on where and how to find data, and new tools to make data more accessible.

A buffet lunch will be provided. We rely on registration information to provide the right amount of food. If you are participating in the workshop, but not joining us for lunch, please send an email to [email protected] to let us know. Thanks!


May 10, 2024 08:30am - May 10, 2024 04:30pm

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Sheraton Albuquerque Airport Hotel
2910 Yale Blvd SE, Albuquerque, NM 87106
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Agenda and Session Topics

Morning Session: Water Data State of the Union

Our morning session will start with a 'Water Data State of the Union." Each directing agency for the Water Data Act will provide an update on the goals, success and challenges of implementing the water data act in the previous year. The directing agencies for the New Mexico Water Data Act include:

  • The New Mexico Bureau of Geology and Mineral Resources
  • The Office of the State Engineer
  • The Interstate Stream Commission
  • The Energy, Minerals, and Natural Resources Department
  • The New Mexico Environment Department

Water Data in Clovis, New Mexico Region

This session will include a panel of speakers describing water data availability in Eastern New Mexico, and how those data have been used to make management decisions in the face of climate change.

Afternoon Sessions

We are actively seeking presentations for the following session topics:

Modern Methods to Improve Data Accessibility

This session is geared toward hearing from organizations who actively improving how they share water data. Is your agency sharing data in a machine readable format, or via API? Has your organization implemented new data collection, management or sharing infrastructure? Consider submitting an abstract for this session.

Designing for User Needs

Understanding who the primary user base is in the incredibly diverse world of water data can be a significant challenge. Have you been working on a project that meets the needs of a specific user group, or soliciting feedback from your users? We will be hearing from organizations that have implemented user focused design into the applications they are developing.

New Water Data Applications

This session will focus on new water data applications that are planned or in development.

Beyond New Mexico: Insights From Other Regions

How are other local, state and federal organizations working to share water data? This session will include speakers from other state and federal agencies to share how they are working to improve data accessibility for management and planning decisions.

Submit an Abstract

Submit an abstract for one of our listed sessions. Whether you work for an organization that produces water data, develops innovative applications, or faces data-related challenges, we invite you to propose a 15–20-minute presentation.

Do you have data that others think is hard to find? Help make more people aware of it by submitting an abstract to show how to find and use your modern, accessible datasets! Share your insights and experience by proposing an abstract (max. 1500 characters) at the link below. Registration for the workshop is free for presenters and attendees.

Abstracts are due by 5pm MST on Friday March 1st.

Presenters also need to register as an attendee to participate in the workshop.

Participate as an Exhibitor

Calling all organizations and vendors with valuable information or demonstrations related to water data. Limited space is available. Join us in showcasing your work and connecting with attendees.

We are looking for exhibitors interested in providing information related to: 

  • How to access your organization's water data
  • Demonstration of a new tool or technology to access or use water data
  • Promoting accessible data practices
  • Enhancements in data sharing infrastructure or systems
  • User-centered data access

Secure your spot as an exhibitor by registering by March 29.

Exhibitors also need to register as an attendee to attend the conference.

Participants at the 2023 Water Data Workshop

The 2024 Water Data Workshop is hosted by the New Mexico Bureau of Geology and Mineral Resources, and supported by a grant from Thornburg Foundation

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