AB 1755 Online Public Meeting and Reception - Launch of California Water Data Consortium
Co-hosted by the Consortium Board of Directors and the State AB 1755 Partner Agency Team
Update - 8/14/2020: View full-length recording available on YouTube, specific segments linked in agenda below. Informal transcript summary notes and slides from the meeting are available on request.
2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
- Learn about the work of the public-private Consortium and State agency partners to further advance open and transparent water data in California;
- Hear from the Consortium’s recently appointed CEO, Tara Moran;
- Share recommendations for the Consortium’s first year of work; and
- Discover ways to bring energy and expertise into the Consortium!
After introductions and status updates, participants will be invited to join virtual breakout groups to brainstorm around key questions to further the work of open water data.
Agenda review, instructions and welcome - recording link on YouTube
Kamyar Guivetchi, Planning Division Manager, California Department of Water Resources, and Mike Myatt, Board of Directors Chair, California Water Data Consortium
2:15 - recording link on YouTube
Messages from Senator Bill Dodd (D-Napa) and Wade Crowfoot, Secretary, California Natural Resources Agency; and E. Joaquin Esquivel, Chair, State Water Resources Control Board; and update on State and Consortium accomplishments
Introductions - recording link on YouTube
- State Partner Agency Team
- Consortium CEO Tara Moran
- Consortium Board of Directors
Framing the year ahead - recording link on YouTube
- Stakeholder initial insights
- Thank you to contributors
Reception breakout conversations (not recorded)
Shared highlights from breakout conversations - recording link on YouTube
Closing remarks - recording link on YouTube
The Open and Transparent Water Data Act (AB 1755, Dodd) called for the State to make water data available to the public via an integrated platform. To achieve the AB 1755 vision, involved state agencies, convening through the Partner Agency Team, recognized the importance of broad collaboration inside and outside of government. To help realize this goal, they supported the creation of an organization external to the State to complement and inform State AB 1755 implementation. The California Water Data Consortium is seen as a vehicle for accomplishing this objective.