DRWI Data, GIS, and Modeling Work Group: January 2020

By Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission (other events)

Tuesday, January 21 2020 9:30 AM 12:00 PM

From January 2018 - December 2020, DVRPC staff will convene a Data, GIS, & Modeling Work Group for the Delaware River Watershed, which stretches across four states and provides drinking water to over 15 million people. The group will prioritize data needs, share knowledge, expand capacity, and collaborate to provide technical mapping, modeling, and spatial analysis assistance to the William Penn Foundation's Delaware River Watershed Initiative (DRWI).

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09:30 AM: Networking and Coffee
10:00 AM: Welcome & Introductions
10:15 AM: : "EPA EnviroAtlas" Kelsey Hensley and Matt Nicholson, EPA
11:30 AM: Updates from Work Group Members
11:50 AM: Meeting Wrap Up and Evaluation
12:00 PM: Lunch

The EnviroAtlas ( is EPAs flagship tool for providing information on the benefits nature provides  including clean air, clean and plentiful water, hazard mitigation, climate stabilization, food  provisioning and others. Major tools include an easy-to-use interactive mapping application and an eco-health relationships browser. The Atlas allows users to visually interpret ecosystem services, placing this information into a broader context by including information on environmental stressors, demographics,  and the built environment.  The online tools available through the EnviroAtlas can help users better understand the potential impacts of planning and policy decisions.  While the online tools are extremely helpful all of the data available through the Atlas is available for download and through streaming webservices so more user-generated visualization and analysis is possible.

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