National Water Center Workshop on Water Data and the Big Data Project

National Water Center Workshop on Water Data and the Big Data Project
By invitation only
September 5 and 6, 2017
5 September, 2017 to 6 September, 2017
205 Hackberry Lane
Tuscaloosa, Alabama
National Water Center, Tuscaloosa, Alabama.

The National Water Center in Tuscaloosa, Alabama.


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Breakout Guidance (updated September 2)



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Background Information

(More documents will be added as they are received.)

Aspen Institute 2017 Internet of Water (PDF)

National Weather Service Enterprise Analysis Report (PDF)

NOAA Water Initiative (PDF)

Update on NOAA's Big Data Project (PDF)



NWC Conference Room

The Confuence Rroom at the National Water Center.
Meeting room entrance

The Confluence Room entrance.

NOAA National Water Center 

205 Hackberry Lane
Tuscaloosa, Alabama 

Parking Information

Parking for the NWC is located of Kirkbride Lane on the northeast corner of the building.  The access gate will be open for guest parking.  

Building Access

Access into the building will be through the main entrance on the south side of the NWC.  Please sign in at the front desk with Mrs. Andrea Johnson.


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The Cypress Inn photo

The Cypress Inn, Tuscaloosa, Alabama.  (Photo courtesy:

Networking Session

A networking session will be held on Tuesday,
from 5:00 - 7:00 pm at the Cypress Inn.

501 Rice Mine Road North
Tuscaloosa, Alabama 35406
Phone: 205-345-6963


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Recommended Hotels

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Participant List

  1. Dr. Jerad Bales, Executive Director, Consortium of Universities for the Advancement of Hydrologic Science, Inc. (Confirmed)
  2. Dr. Nate Booth, Director, Office of Water Information U.S. Geological Survey (Confirmed)
  3. Chuck Chaitovitz, Executive Director, USWP (Confirmed)
  4. Mr. Edward P. Clark, Director, National Water Center, Deputy Director, Office of Water Prediction, NOAA/National Weather Service (Confirmed)
  5. Mr. Peter Colohan, Director of Service Innovation and Partnership, Office of Water Prediction, NOAA/NWS (Confirmed)
  6. Ms. Rebekah Eggers, Global Water Leader, IBM (Confirmed)
  7. Dr. John Gates, Senior Hydrologist, The Climate Corporation (Confirmed)
  8. Todd Hay, NOAA
  9. Dori Stiefel, NOAA
  10. Dr. Tom Graziano, Director, Office of Water Prediction, NOAA/NWS (Confirmed)
  11. Dr. Ed Kearns, Chief Data Officer, NOAA
  12. Toni LaVoi, Chief of the Integrated Information Services Division, NOAA
  13. Dr. Chelcy Miniat, Senior Water Advisor for Water and Natural Resources, U.S. Department of Agriculture (Confirmed)
  14. Jim Chelius , American Water (confirmed)
  15. Hanne Mauriello, Director, Cooperative Programs for the Advancement of Earth System Science (CPAESS), UCAR (Confirmed)
  16. Joe Nimmich, Booz Allen Hamilton (Confirmed)
  17. Mark S. Woodbury, Director, Water Resources Systems, RTI (Confirmed)
  18. Troy Wilds, Senior Advisor, Office of Water Prediction, NOAA/NWS (Confirmed)
  19. Joe Linza, President, Lynker Technologies, LLC