WaterSTAR Webinar

Water Data Management Solutions for States

Water Data Management ImageThe GWPC is pleased to present a FREE monthly educational series focusing on the latest issues related to groundwater protection and UIC across the country.

March's webinar will focus on WaterSTAR and water data management for states. This webinar will be limited to state agency representatives.

Although any state agency may attend, the content will be specifically tailored to water divisions and employees.

Please register in advance. Certificates of attendance will be available to those who attend.

March 11, 2021 | 12:00 - 1:30 PM (Central)

This 90 minute webinar will discuss state water data management needs and provide an overview of the WaterSTAR data management tools; including the value added aspects of WaterSTAR for state agencies.

WaterSTAR features include: 

  • An interactive map to allow users to quickly identify pertinent results and identify spatial patterns
  • Graphs to identify trends for individual wells or groups of wells (example: nitrates)
  • Ability to make comparisons of analyte concentrations to MCL to identify areas in need of increased management
  • Analytical results that can be uploaded electronically through either a user interface or bulk upload template. Data QA/QC can be handled by both automatic validation and review/approval by agency staff
  • WaterSTAR can accept and provide data to other databases such as EPA SDWIS (Safe Drinking Water Information System) and the USGS NGWMN (National Ground Water Monitoring Network)

All of these features are designed increase staff efficiency for agencies.

Moderated By: Dan Yates, GWPC Associate Executive Director and Paul Jehn, GWPC Technical Director

Jon Kenning, GWPC President, Montana DEQ, Water Protection Bureau Chief  | Ryan Chapman, Nebraska Department of Environment and Energy

WaterSTAR Overview
Dan Yates GWPC Associate Executive Director | Paul Jehn, GWPC Technical Director

Demo & State Panel
GWPC representatives as well as state agency panelists will demo the ability to collect and display analytical data in GIS and other formats, statistical analysis utilizing current state project examples.

  • Nebraska DEQ 
  • Wyoming DEQ 
  • New Mexico WaterSTAR Quality Data
  • Other types of data 

State Water Data Needs Discussion / Q & A 

Next steps/Wrap-Up 

  • USEPA Exchange Grants 
  • USGS National Water Quality Monitoring Network 
  • GWPC WaterSTAR Needs Assessment (Limited availability
  • One-on-one meetings with the states 

Thank you for your interest! Please register online. We utilize GoTo Webinar for our virtual meeting platform. 



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