The DOW owns and operates an extensive network of monitoring bores and gauging stations throughout Western Australia and also holds copious amounts of data collected on a project-by-project basis.
Each year the Department services around 3,000 water data requests through a process which is entirely manual. Stakeholders typically wait a minimum of 10 business days for their data.
In 2009 it was estimated that the annual value of commercial projects for which DOW’s water data was used was $1.092 billion.
With funding from the Royalties for Regions Program – the DOW has developed a web-based WIR (Water Information Reporting) portal.
WIR is a free service aimed at water professionals which allows the self-service of water data from DOW’s WIN and Hydstra databases - for the State of Western Australia.
WIR encompasses more than 115,000 sites and over 60 million measurements.
The WIR portal uses a spatial interface for selecting sites of interest and provides the water data requested in minutes of request.
Lindsay will demonstrate WIR operation at the session.
WIR will be launched sometime in September or October 2013 and attendees to the session will be able to register their interest with the presenter, who will notify them by e-mail when WIR is available for use.
About the speaker
Lindsay Preece is a Chartered Accountant with more than 30 years experience in the public and private sectors.
In government Lindsay has worked for 13 agencies and most recently held key positions at the Department of Planning and at the Department of Water.
At Planning, Lindsay was the Secretary to the Western Australian Planning Commission.
Currently Lindsay leads Water Information and Modelling within the Department of Water.
Lindsay’s Top 20 customers include Commonwealth, State and Local Governments, Universities and their students, Mining Companies, Land Use Planners, Engineering, Environmental and Water Consultants.
He represents Western Australia on a number of national committees – most recently providing technical input into the development of the Australian Water Accounting Standard and the exposure draft Australian Water Accounting Assurance standard (for public comment).
PS* This seminar is free and open to the public & no RSVP required.
Lindsay Preece Manager, Water Information and Modelling, Department of Water, Perth
Blakers Lecture Room, Ground Floor, Mathematics Building, The University of Western Australia
: 6488 7565
Wed, 25 Sep 2013 16:00
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