SFWMD Unveils Online Public Environmental Database Training
May 8, 2018
West Palm Beach, FL – The South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD) today unveiled a series of 12 online videos to help the public learn how to use SFWMD's expansive DBHydro environmental database.
"This Governing Board is committed to following sound science and providing the public with access to the science that informs our water management decisions," said SFWMD Governing Board Chairman Federico Fernandez. "This innovative and easy to understand online video training series further expands taxpayers' ability to review the scientific data gathered on their water resources.
DBHydro, which has been the repository for a significant amount of environmental data for years, is now readily accessible online and the public has accessibility to vast amounts of historical and current data on South Florida's water resources such as hydrological measurements and water quality sampling results. The database also provides access to groundwater data for specific wells and multimedia videos. DBHydro contains approximately 30 million hydrological measurements and approximately 5 million data points of water quality data.
While the online training is new, District has offered in-person training classes to the public for years. To expand public access the classes have been converted to a series of 12 online training videos that will educate viewers on the types of data available, how SFWMD collects data and the best way to search the database to obtain information.
The videos are available on SFWMD's website at www.sfwmd.gov/dbhydrotraining.
To access DBHydro visit: www.sfwmd.gov/dbhydro.
Take a brief tour of SFWMD's premier environmental database, and learn how to participate in online training classes.