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Welcome to the official website of the 12th Annual Salt Lake County Watershed Symposium, November 14-15, 2018!  Free and open to all, the Symposium encourages a comprehensive review of the current state of our watershed while creating learning and networking opportunities for a broad array of stakeholders. Sessions cover a broad range of topics on water quality and watershed issues with local, regional, and national relevance. Hosted annually by Salt Lake County Watershed Planning & Restoration.

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Wednesday, November 14 • 11:20am - 11:50am
Water Quality Data Collection, Management & Sharing in GIS

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Water Quality Data Collection, Management & Sharing in GIS

Learn how to streamline your water quality sampling effort from start to finish using GIS. This presentation will show you how to configure your geodatabase, build sample collection survey’s, and host the data for public consumption. Improving your sampling workflow will help you better leverage your data and illustrate the story it tells.

Full Abstract
Organizations conducting a regular water quality sampling regimen can accumulate lots of data quickly. Managing this sampling regimen can be extremely time-consuming. An effective data management solution saves time and improves data quality by coordinating sampling effort, processing, and reporting procedures. The Salt Lake County Watershed Planning and Restoration program has completely overhauled their sampling initiative by leveraging their existing ESRI enterprise geodatabase and augmenting data collection/review using a Survey123 mobile collection application. Storing sample data in the geodatabase allows data sharing services to be published and hosted on websites making them available to the public. Previously sample data was collected on paper forms and then reentered into a standalone Access database. Access databases have limited functionality compared to today’s data models and data requests frequently required manual query and exports into different formats. This new GIS-based solution has eliminated dual entry and the published data services put all the data at the end user’s fingertips in a variety of formats.

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Alex Rudowski

GIS Specialist, Salt Lake County Flood Control Engineering
I was born and raised in the rolling hills of Pennsylvania's Susquehanna lowlands. As a geographer, I've always been fascinated by human interaction with space and place. Displaying data in spatial terms increases our understanding of these interactions and helps us make better decisions... Read More →

Wednesday November 14, 2018 11:20am - 11:50am MST
Lower Level - Ballroom C Utah Cultural Celebration Center, 1355 W 3100 S, West Valley City, UT 84119