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Connecticut Data Collaborative Water Quality Environmental Portal Meeting with the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection Meeting Notes 2/22/2013 • Overview Attendees: o Scale of project (State v. local scale) -­‐ may Betsey Wingfield, [email protected] be too much to focus on entire state Beth Doran, [email protected] o DEEP Staff has explored CT Data website Traci Iott, [email protected] previously, a brief overview of the site and Denise Ruzicka, [email protected] objectives of the Collaborative were Chris Bellucci, [email protected] covered by Jim Farnam Rob Hust, [email protected] o CT ECO -­‐ http://www.cteco.uconn.edu -­‐ Jim Farnam, [email protected] Main website for states environmental data Eric Smith, [email protected] and visualizations (GIS Mapping and Patrick Heege, [email protected] resources) o Large number of data are not readily available for public due to various issues including privacy, safety, not ready or formatted -­‐ not under DEEP direction o DEEP has a database with raw values which are not in CT ECO, working with EPA databases o EPA WQX portal -­‐ http://www.epa.gov/storet/wqx/ -­‐ Where EPA has majority of data, looking to put everything here – focused on data sharing • STORET-­‐national data sharing o DEEP Staff pointed out that the Galveston Bay Data Portal was one of their favorites due to the simplicity, outputs and ease of use. o DEEP wants to show the impact of what is happening in environmental situations, how it is impacting people and possible remedies through data comparisons and temporal changes • Current Partners: o EPA o CT NEMO -­‐Nonpoint Education for Municipal Officials (UCONN) o CLEAR – Center for Land Use Education and Research (UCONN) • Data mentioned: o MMI data o Land Use Data o Impervious cover (PPT slideshow by Chris) o Phosphorus, both point and non-­‐point sources* o Storm water datasets for towns noted to be a good visual* o Stream flow* o Stream health* •
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o * = Mentioned as possible visuals for CTData to create Visuals and Output Discussed: o User friendly of visualization and how to communicate impacts o Opening different aspects of data in visualizations o Temporal comparisons o Possible Scenarios based on attributes, environmental determinants o Sparrow Model (http://water.usgs.gov/nawqa/sparrow/) o Interest was shown in R statistical modeling o How the data can tell the story of what’s happening and impact on people? Next Steps o Two weeks until next steps o Farnam Associates should look at Long Island Sound Study site – EPA 
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