The Christina Basin Task Force held their quarterly meeting on March 8 at the Stroud Water Research Center in order to highlight growing partnerships with the researchers of the Christina River Basin CZO and with SWRC's WikiWatershed® initiative to develop a cyber-collaboratory for watershed protection, analysis, education and management.
Susan Gill and Anthony Aufdenkampe co-presented WikiWatershed and demostrated the web applications for its three primary components:
WikiWatershed was very well recieved by the 35-40 resource managers and stakeholders attending the meeting, and many commented on how useful Model My Watershed could be to their present efforts and how useful Monitor My Watershed will be once developed. Aufdenkampe described how Monitor My Watershed leverages national cyber-infrastructure being developed for the CZOs, and many in attendance agreed to begin discussions to share their datasets with the CZO & WikiWatershed systems.
The remainder of the meeting was devoted to a round of updates describing the multitude of restoration and monitoring efforts underway within the Christina River Basin.
The Christina Basin Clean Water Partnership (CBCWP) has been serving watershed resource restoration efforts since 1993. Today the CBCWP holds quartley Christina Basin Task Force meetings, organizes an annual bus tour of restoration accomplishments and actively exchanges information through the Christina-basin email list serv.