WORKSHOP: Update on the progress of the Water Boards Data Management Strategy and Innovation Team

March 6, 2020 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Cal EPA Headquarters
1001 I Street
First Floor Sacramento
CA 95814

State Water Board Resolution No. 2018-0032 adopted principles of open data as a core value and directed programs and activities to implement strategic actions to improve data accessibility and associated innovation.

The five core principles that the State Water Board adopted include:
1.  Make data accessible,
2.  Understand data quality and integrity,
3.  Improve data literacy,
4.  Use data to govern, and
5.  Govern our data.

Resolution No. 2018-0032 also empowered the Office of Information Management and Analysis (OIMA) to implement the strategic actions necessary to follow those core principles via a Data Management Strategy, otherwise referred to as the Strategic Data Action Plan (SDAP).

In order to engage and coordinate with the State Water Board divisions’, offices’, and regions’ data science experts; OIMA established a Data Management Innovation Team (DMIT) in March 2019. The DMIT consisted of a set of staff-level team members that were selected based on skillsets and motivation across the Water Boards. Additionally, a set of upper level staff act as coaches for the team members to help overcome obstacles. Lastly, an advisory panel of internal and external data science experts provide the team with technical guidance and feedback.

This workshop will serve as an update on the implementation of Resolution No. 2018-0032 and plan for the future considering several key actions and activities.

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