National Water Quality Monitoring Council Demos

The Council is coordinating various demos on data portals, mobile apps, software and models, new apps, and more!

The National Water Quality Monitoring Council (Council) is coordinating various demos at the EPA booth and the USGS booth. The purpose of the demos is to showcase products and activities related to Council workgroups and goals. The demonstrations will include data portals, new software and models, new mobile apps, and other technical topics. Be sure to check the demo schedules at these booths to be sure you are aware of all the demos that will be scheduled, and some of the technical experts who will be on hand to chat. A complete schedule for demos will be available at the conference. In the meantime, some demos are already scheduled (times are subject to change). In some cases, you can arrange a different time for a one-on-one demo … check with staff at the booths.


How’s My Waterway 2.0

Tuesday March 26, 10:00 am – 10:30 am | EPA Booth

EPA will demonstrate their new revision of How’s My Waterway. How’s My Waterway provides information about the conditions of local streams, lakes and other waters in the U.S.

Contact: Dwane Young (


Water Quality Portal

Tuesday March 26, 10:00 am – 10:30 am | EPA Booth

Explore the WQP with EPA. In this hands-on demo, EPA will demonstrate how to use and download data from this publicly available water quality data resource.

Contact: Laura Shumway (


Mapping NADP Monitoring Data

Tuesday March 26, 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm | USGS Booth

Demo will include a series of color-coded maps that illustrate how concentrations and loads of atmospheric nitrate, sulfate, and pH (hydrogen ion) have changed over time 1985–2016 across the US. The maps are based on NADP monitoring data. The changes have resulted from implementation of Clean Air Act provisions over time.

Contact: Doug Burns (


Pick Your Data Adventure: Tips and Tricks for Downloading and Automating Data Reports Using R

Tuesday March 26, 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm | EPA Booth

Explore connecting to and downloading data from USGS, DayMet, or Aquarius databases in R and see an example workflow for creating automated data html or word reports from Rmarkdown.

Contact: Leah Ettema (


Lessons Learned from Nearly 30 Years of Nonpoint Source Effectiveness Monitoring

Tuesday March 26, 3:00 – 3:30 pm | EPA Booth

In 1991, EPA began the National Nonpoint Source Monitoring Program, which served local and statewide programs in program design and adaptive management by supporting nonpoint source monitoring science and technical materials and providing a venue for technical transfer. Join us for a short presentation on the valuable resources and lessons learned from nearly 3 decades of this program.

Contact: Cyd Curtis ( and Meg Wiitala (


National Aquatic Resource Survey (NARS) QAQC Application

Wednesday March 27, 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm | EPA Booth

Explore the beta version of a NARS data QAQC app. This new tool will provide exploration, QAQC and analysis of the raw NARS data. The app will ease the burden of data manipulation and file merging, and allows the user to quickly generate tables, graphs of summary statistics, and identify statistical outliers. We want your feedback on this early version of the app!

Contact: Alexandra Bijak (


Publishing Sensor Data

Wednesday March 27, 3:30 pm – 4:00 pm | EPA Booth

EPA will show their sensor demonstration project, Interoperable Watershed Network (IWN) application and discuss sharing sensor data.

Contact: Dwane Young (