The BC Water Use Reporting Centre (BCWURC)

Description:The BC Water Use Reporting Centre (BCWURC) Presenter: Natasha Neumann, Ph.D., Private Consultant. Additional Contributors: Suzan Lapp, Ph.D., Urban Systems, Kelowna, BC; Sid Kwakkel, M.Sc., EIT, Summit Environmental Consultants, Vernon, BC; Nelson Jatel, M.A., Okanagan Basin Water Board, Kelowna, BC; James Littley, C.D., B.A., Okanagan Basin Water Board, Kelowna, BC Sustainable resource management and planning requires ready access to good quality data. The BC Water Use Reporting Centre (BCWURC) is a simple online water management and reporting system that standardises the collection, storage and reporting of water use by large volume users. Once users upload water use information, they can generate standardised documents that meet provincial reporting requirements, access previously entered data for benchmarking and analysis, and compare use to other utilities. Two new tools have recently been added: one for agricultural users and another for integrating locally-collected hydrometric data with the federal database. Water utility and local government senior water managers have described the BCWURC as an easy-to use web-based software platform that improves secure data management, data sharing, collaborative research and mandatory annual reporting of water use to the provincial government. Developed and tested in the Okanagan, BCWURC is now being implemented in the Nanaimo region, with the intention for province-wide application. An overview of the BCWURC interface will be presented, focusing on the new tools.

Authors: Natasha Neumann

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Tags:AC15,AC15 presentations,2015 BCWWA Annual Conference & Trade Show

Citation:Stream 2: Ensuring Water Quality & Supply

Publication Date:May 29th, 2015 Upload Date:Jun 26th, 2015

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