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1 Pacific Northwest Water Quality Data Exchange Oregon Department of Environmental Quality Washington Department of Ecology Idaho Department of Environmental Quality Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation Environmental Protection Agency, Region X The Pacific Northwest Water Quality Data Exchange

2 Pacific Northwest Water Quality Data Exchange Challenge Grant Objectives Provide access to a comprehensive collection of Water Quality data for the Pacific Northwest Apply Exchange Network principles Enable participation from a wide range of data sources Design data exchange flow to support partner needs and eventual upload to EPA STORET

3 Pacific Northwest Water Quality Data Exchange Collaboration is Key to Success Active Participants Environmental Protection Agency Region 10 Nestucca-Neskowin Watersheds Council (Oregon) Northwest Indian Fisheries Commission State of Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation State of Idaho Department of Environmental Quality State of Idaho Soil Conservation Commission State of Oregon Department of Environmental Quality State of Washington Department of Ecology University of Idaho - Water Resources Research Institute Windsor Solutions, Inc.

4 Pacific Northwest Water Quality Data Exchange Collaboration is Key to Success Affiliates Coeur dAlene Tribe Confederated Tribes of the Siletz Indians Idaho National Engineering and Environmental Laboratories King County (Washington) Department of Natural Resources Long Tom Watershed Council (Oregon) National Park Service Nez Perce Tribe Pacific States Marine Fisheries Commission – StreamNet Rogue Valley Council of Governments (Oregon) South Coast Watersheds Council (Oregon) State of Oregon Watershed Enhancement Board Surfrider Foundation Tanana Chiefs Council

5 Pacific Northwest Water Quality Data Exchange Collaboration is Key to Success Related, Collaborative Project Contacts Environmental Data Standards Council – Environmental Sampling, Analysis, and Results Standard National Water Quality Monitoring Council – Water Quality Data Elements USGS -NWIS / EPA –STORET Data Integration Environmental Protection Agency – OEI / CDX Environmental Protection Agency – OWOW / STORET

6 Pacific Northwest Water Quality Data Exchange Vision for the Exchange Data Flow

7 Pacific Northwest Water Quality Data Exchange Components of the Exchange Flow DET FCDTPA - Data Exchange Template - data elements - relationships and conditions - derive XML schema

8 Pacific Northwest Water Quality Data Exchange Data Exchange Template

9 Pacific Northwest Water Quality Data Exchange XML Schema

10 Pacific Northwest Water Quality Data Exchange Components of the Exchange Flow DET FCDTPA - Data Exchange Template - data elements - relationships and conditions - derive XML schema - Flow Configuration Document - method definition, parameters - query flow: filtering, wildcards, paging, ordering, errors - load flow: process sequence, security

11 Pacific Northwest Water Quality Data Exchange Flow Configuration Document

12 Pacific Northwest Water Quality Data Exchange Components of the Exchange Flow DET FCDTPA - Data Exchange Template - data elements - relationships and conditions - derive XML schema - Trading Partner Agreement - roles and responsibilities - data stewardship - administration - Flow Configuration Document - method definition, parameters - query flow: filtering, wildcards, paging, ordering, errors - load flow: process sequence, security

13 Pacific Northwest Water Quality Data Exchange Trading Partner Agreement

14 Pacific Northwest Water Quality Data Exchange Accessing the Exchange

15 Pacific Northwest Water Quality Data Exchange First step: query the data sources

16 Pacific Northwest Water Quality Data Exchange First step: query the data sources

17 Pacific Northwest Water Quality Data Exchange First step: query the data sources

18 Pacific Northwest Water Quality Data Exchange Second step: browse the data and the details

19 Pacific Northwest Water Quality Data Exchange Second step: browse the data and the details

20 Pacific Northwest Water Quality Data Exchange Second step: browse the data and the details

21 Pacific Northwest Water Quality Data Exchange Third step: download the data

22 Pacific Northwest Water Quality Data Exchange Third step: download the data

23 Pacific Northwest Water Quality Data Exchange Third step: download the data

24 Pacific Northwest Water Quality Data Exchange Third step: download the data

25 Pacific Northwest Water Quality Data Exchange Next Steps Engage additional Exchange partners Municipalities, other agencies Watershed councils, volunteer groups Pilot ambient WQ data flow with EPA- STORET

26 Pacific Northwest Water Quality Data Exchange Challenges Challenges: Inventing a regional-scale model of the NEIEN Communications with EPA; code lists Allow for a wider range of (non-node) data sources Long term funding for administration

27 Pacific Northwest Water Quality Data Exchange Lessons Learned Here is your heads-up from our experience: You are going to learn. (You will walk through a cloud) New Technology New Acronyms New Ways of Doing Business You will understand better what Data Quality means. Everyone you let in the door will be able to see your data in its current state. Acceptable data o your organization may not be acceptable data to your trading partners. Old out-of-date data is seen by others as valid new data.

28 Pacific Northwest Water Quality Data Exchange Lessons Learned cont. You will appreciate Data Standards and other standards. If your organization does not have some form of formal data standards, develop them now. Name things what they are. Later in mapping data elements to a schema, this is gold. Do not make your standards too hard to use or understand. Avoid complex abbreviation schemes to ease readability and understanding. Use names for elements like Person_Last_NM instead of PLastName, Address_ID not AID, or Last_Update_DT not LUpDay. Collaborate with related data standards and network projects.

29 Pacific Northwest Water Quality Data Exchange Lessons Learned cont. You will redevelop a new meaning for change control Things change as you progress. Things change rapidly at first and more rapidly later. Many things may need to be changed at the same time. Your critical path will become confused if you are not actively managing it. What appears to be an insignificant request may require a significant amount of effort. You will learn that this is not just a simple thing that anyone can do. This type of project requires dedicated staff to manage project. The learning curve on these projects is not quick. Ensure broad user participation.

30 Pacific Northwest Water Quality Data Exchange Lessons Learned cont. You will see the importance of the 3 flow components. (The DET and FCD are your roadmap to success.) – Data Exchange Template - DET/Schema – Flow Configuration Document - FCD – Trading Partner Agreement - TPA Use existing work if you can find it. (Borrowing beats building any day). – Need to reconcile published schemas – Reuse available XML schemas (FRS, Beaches and others will help in the future)

31 Pacific Northwest Water Quality Data Exchange Lessons Learned - Summary We have learned: that the goals we set were achievable, that we built more then a flow or software, we built a functioning team and a deeper understanding of our business, and we built an access point to data so that others can use it to study and help us as a result of that research, to provide a more environmentally sound collection of states and a cleaner, safer future.

32 Pacific Northwest Water Quality Data Exchange Thank you! Questions????? Contact Miles Neale for details


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