GWML Session, 12 April 2011, Hydrology DWG Workshop

Location and Dates

  • Where: Delft Netherlands
  • Host: UNESCI-IHE
  • Dates: April 11-14, 2011
  • Rooms:



  • explore move to international groundwater data standard (infromation model, GML application

  • introduce existing approaches and their focus

  • define plan to move forward

Expected Result

  • meeting notes posted here
  • action plan


  • 14:00 15:30 gw schema status and agency needs
  • 14:00 14:15 Eric Boisvert GWML
  • 14:15 14:30 Simon Cox / Gavin Walker AU GW
  • 14:30 14:45 Tomasz Nalecz INSPIRE GW
  • 14:45 15:00 Nate Booth USGS GW
  • 15:00 15:15 Rob Atkinson GW and HY
  • 15:15 - 15:30 Boyan Brodaric GW and HY
  • 15:30 16:00 break
  • 16:00 17:00 issues: gaps and challenges
  • 17:00 18:00 next steps: if, what, and when?

Action Plan

Develop GroundWater Interoperability Experiment 2:
  • Circulate to HDWG Call for Participation re: developing GWIE2 Activity Plan (Boyan)
  • Develop GWIE2 Activity Plan and circulate to HDWG for review
  • Submit GWIE2 Actvity Plan to OCG for approval
  • Issue call for participation in GWIE2 (OGC)


  • Notetaker: thanks to Nate Booth
  • Presentations: as above
  • Discussion
1. Three emphases in today's GW info model designs:
  • observations (Gavin)
  • geology (Eric)
  • water body (Tomasz)
2. Is there an interest in harmonizing these to one international model?
  • WMO wants an information model for groundwater (Uli / Irene)
  • INSPIRE could benefit eventually during revisions (Tomasz):
    • CGI expressed interest in hydrogeological domain model.
    • International Hydrogeological Association also expressed interest
  • USGS, GSC, CSIRO all express interest

    3. who is the target audience? (Boyan)
  • decision maker: properties include aquifer storage, yield, and other water use
  • scientist: more regard to geologic properties
  • consultant: focus on observations
  • public: focus on wells
4. Options for having OGC solicit interest in developing a GW feature model (Arctur):
  • Interoperability Experiment (self-funded)
  • RFI (costs $$)
  • Group picture from delft:
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Topic revision: r3 - 02 Mar 2014, SimonCox

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