The GWIIG was proposed during a BOF session at the 6th RDA plenary in Paris. Its goal is to create a broad forum for discussing water data management and sharing issues at the global scale, support work on several common themes in hydrologic data management in collaboration with other RDA technically-oriented interest and working groups, and create a compendium of use cases with input from other RDA groups focused on the specific domains. A GWIIG charter was subsequently submitted for RDA review.
• Review existing water data sharing efforts (in Asia, in particular), identify common gaps, and define opportunities for GWIIG to contribute
• Outline first steps in creating a compendium of global water data sharing use cases
• Define key technical issues to be discussed with existing IGs and WGs, in particular with a view of recently reported RDA outcomes.
• Chart work scope for potential water data-focused WGs
1. Short introduction to the IG and review of the charter discussion and adoption process (one of co-chairs)
2. Discussion of the coordination process between GWIIG and OGC/WMO HDWG, and with other relevant groups (all participants)
3. Review of existing water data sharing efforts (in the US, Europe, Asia, other parts of the world: existing standards, experiences and bottlenecks (all participants)
4. Review of existing water data sharing use cases, and initial steps to compile a use case inventory (all participants)
5. Discussion of WG ideas based on the initial work scope in the charter.
6. Summary and consensus (one of co-chairs)
The minutes of the meeting will be published latest one week after the session
a) as an attachment to the session’s web page and
b) in the GWIIG wiki