Recent Projects

Sonoma Hydrological Information Portal (SHIP)  

Client: sONOMA cOUNTY wATER aGENCY

  • In January 2008, WebH2O launched SHIP, the Sonoma Hydrological Information Portal. SHIP will provide environmental information management support for the Sonoma Valley groundwater basin development plan . It was developed by the WebH2O team in collaboration with the Sonoma County Water Agency and a large group of stakeholders, including private landowners, utilities and environmental groups. SHIP allows the project's stakeholders to manage their groundwater well data and follow trends in water surface elevations through statistical and graphical analysis of data obtained from multiple sources, both private and public. SHIP stakeholders can control the flow of information within and outside of their respective organizations by easy labeling of their data and by assigning selective access to users within and outside of their organization.

    Different types of users (managers, coordinators, technicians, etc…) have different levels of permission to view or modify certain types of records, including different types of GIS information. SHIP will provide stakeholders with access to analytical and graphical tools, in addition to quick access to tutorials and information on water quality regulations, standards, reporting requirements, and well maintenance.

    SHIP - Map + Science Module Screens (above), allow users to interactively explore reported data in the basin and create contour maps of groundwater levels and flow direction as illustrated in the following figures.

SHIP Contour Maps

SHIP -  Map + Science Module Screens (above), allow users to interactively explore reported data in the basin and create contour maps of groundwater levels and flow direction.

SuStainable Water InformatioN Management System (SWIMS)

Client: Business for Social Responsibility (BSR)

  • WebH2O was chosen by Business for Social Responsibility (BSR) to develop and maintain a web-based information system for managing water use and wastewater discharge in global textile supply chains. The tool was developed for BSR’s Sustainable Water Group, a partnership of companies committed to managing water use and wastewater discharge in global textile supply chains. Using industry-developed Water Quality Guidelines, the group aims to mitigate the potential harmful impacts and business risks faced by companies operating globally where regulations and enforcement can vary dramatically from country to country . The group currently testing a joint, data-management tool in the Guangdong Province of China, using the WebH2O designed system. (http://www.bsr.org/membership/working-groups/sustainable-water.cfm)

    Site features: intended for sharing data from multiple public data providers, extensive amount of data and documentation of each groundwater well, manual reporting and electronic files uploads and downloads; control dashboards, interactive graphics producing maps and charts; complex permission logic of what different types of users can see; upload of documents; on-line access and downloading of original documentation in support of lab reports. This site has fully integrated, multi-lingual support, allowing users to view the site in either English or Chinese. Support for additional languages can be added with minimal modifications. Easy to use querying tools allow for quick and easy filtering of water quality measurements for facilities and analysis tools allow for automatic alerts to users if reported water quality values exceed regulatory or operational limits.

Central Valley Food Processor Waste Water Discharge Management System

  • Client: In-house development project to illustrate WebH2O Capabilities

    As an extension to a broad study on the impacts of California’s food processing industry on water quality in the Central Valley, WebH2O developed a web-based, GIS driven system for managing waste water discharge data from hundreds of food processing facilities in the central valley. This was the initial test-bed for developing the WebH2O platform. The system was designed to cover the industrial activities and environmental impacts of close to 200 food processors’ land discharge sites with multiple monitoring sites within each property. The system integrated monitoring data from site specific groundwater and industrial activities reported by the food processors to the Central Valley Regional Water Quality Control Board, with other public hydrological data sets of meteorological and groundwater conditions in the study area.

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