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New Mexico Water Data Workshop Summary

October 24th Water Data Workshop Summary

At the New Mexico Water Data Workshop, approximately 80 people convened to engage in 11 unique water data challenges designed to address pressing water issues in New Mexico. They explored websites in detail as they attempted to find the necessary data to solve the challenges.


Their experiences and recommendations will be incorporated into advancing the implementation of New Mexico’s historic Water Data Act, which aims to achieve open water data, meaning anyone can access, use, re-use and redistribute data, for any purpose, without restrictions.

Other Water Data Resources

Knowledge Stream published by the Bureau of Reclamation’s Research and Development Office

Open Data Access through the Reclamation Information Sharing Environment

This link describes the Reclamation Information Sharing Environment (RISE), developed for modernized sharing of mission data that benefits the public, the private sector, and the U.S. economy. RISE includes troves of data generated by Reclamation as it carries out its water and power mission, including data on water operations, water quality, infrastructure, hydropower, and environmental resources.


Development of RISE responds to federal policy and legislative mandates to make federal data assets more “open” – that is, more easily found, shared and used by public and private sectors. Through RISE, Reclamation programs and offices can publish their datasets in open formats, enabling them to be accessed via a map interface, catalog search, time series data query, or web- service. Data types include observed, modeled or analyzed data; time series or geospatial data; and miscellaneous data such as reports and media files. RISE also centralizes Reclamation’s data publication, making it faster and easier for users to find and obtain the data they need. RISE is supported by the R&D Open Water Data program through partnerships with Reclamation regions, programs, and enterprise information management technology services.