Challenges for Tribal Water Quality Programs Staff turnover Limited IT budget / support Wide range of water quality program maturity levels Geographically isolated areas
Exchange Network Challenges for Tribal WQ Programs (Cont.) No time for “messing” with data No time for becoming Exchange Network gurus Lack of ongoing sustainability Limited training opportunities/lack of computer skills training
COATs Participants (in no particular order) Kickapoo of OK Tonkawa Osage Seminole Iowa of OK Absentee Shawnee Otoe-Missouria Sac and Fox
Peer Training Network (Shared Costs) – A great idea, but difficult to put into practice Initial on-site training sessions for participating tribes On-going Monthly Consortium Calls / Webinars to provide refresher and advanced training Implemented a consortium web page with links to process definitions and mechanisms to assist group members (FAQs, Webinar Recordings, Etc) Implemented a consortium email “listserv” (email@example.com) 7 of 8 tribes in the consortium are submitting data to WQX via AWQMS Consortium of Oklahoma AWQMS Tribes (COATs)
Iowa Tribe of Oklahoma Exchange Network Grants Initially Partnered with Kickapoo and Sac & Fox Have added 5 additional Tribal Partners in Oklahoma for a total of 8 tribes 1 EPA water quality lead at EPA Region 6 has access to AWQMS for QA/QC assistance Some funding available for improved capability and support/training Consortium of Oklahoma AWQMS Tribes (COATs)
Implemented sophisticated project level security features in AWQMS Implemented a Google map that plots that latest location information from the AWQMS database –Allows you to plot locations where exceedances have occurred. –Funded initial steps to integrate the map directly into AWQMS Implemented new data analysis tools such as: –Ability to compare variability / sources of variability between/across locations using Analysis of Variance of result values or metric scores. –Ability to view a plot of a metric scores vs result values for a location over time. Powerful statistical library underneath the hood Consortium of Oklahoma AWQMS Tribes (COATs)
What is AWQMS? Web-based “Drop-In” System Focus: Local water quality data management and analysis Platform for sharing and collaborating regarding water quality data Place to secure and back up your water quality data Utility for transforming and submitting water quality data to WQX in the format required by the EPA
Major AWQMS Capabilities Data Consolidation Data Quality & Consistency Checking Data Management / Editing Tools Data Analysis (Reporting and Graphing)Tools View locations on an integrated Google Map (And retrieve data for the locations) Export and submit data in WQX Compatible XML Format (insulates you from.
Major AWQMS Capabilities (Cont.) Identify Exceedances Based on User-Supplied Criteria / Thresholds Export to other crosstab and flat file formats Can serve as a public water quality portal Can assist with trip planning Can be hosted in “the cloud” by Gold Systems or can be deployed locally
Typical Tribal WQX Flow Import Text Files WQX Web Submit WQX STORET Data Warehouse Note: STORET was replaced by WQX. There is no STORET anymore!
WQX Flow for COATs Participants Import Text Files AWQMS Submit WQX STORET Data Warehouse Data Entry Review / Analyze Update / Correct Share
WQX Flow for COATs Participants Import Text Files AWQMS Submit Data Entry Review / Analyze Update / Correct Share Staging & Validation Area Management & Analysis Area Migrate
AWQMS Community Local Installations Alaska Illinois Kansas Maryland Utah EPA Region 10 Superfund EPA Region 1 Nez Perce Tribe (Region 10) Hosted by Gold Systems 21 Region 8 Tribes 16 Region 6 Tribes 17 Region 5 Tribes 4 Region 9 Tribes 1 Region 10 Tribe 50+ Volunteer & “agency” organizations in CO
Some AWQMS Tribal Statistics 59 Tribes Using the Hosted AWQMS 1 Tribal Deployment 29 AWQMS Hosted tribes have submitted data to WQX from AWQMS and we are confident that several more will do so shortly – 2,564,127 Tribal result records in hosted AWQMS
Which Works Better? More Sustainable Less Sustainable The community-based “I’ll Scratch Your Back If You’ll Scratch Mine” approach is more sustainable.
Added “post-hoc” tests to the new ANOVA feature –Which locations are the source of the variation and why? Improving statistical reports and graphs to better support macroinvertebrates. Improving reports and graphs to better support 106 reporting.... And 319?? On-going Improvements to AWQMS
Added GIS Web Services for COATs –CUAHSI WaterOneFlow HydroServer / HydroDesktop. Improved continuous monitoring data support with auto-creation of summary statistics for WQX submission Improved control of the look and “feel” of the graphs Automatic synchronization of certain WQX lookup tables (Characteristics, Analytical Methods, etc.) On-going Improvements to AWQMS
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