Past Events:

California Water Data Consortium Data for Lunch w/Anna Holder

Apr 5 2022

Data for Lunch Series

This event is part of the Consortium’s Data for Lunch series, which provides an opportunity to learn about innovative water data-related projects.

Date: April 5th from 12:00 – 1:00 pm, with additional Q&A from 1-1:30pm

Presenter: Anna Holder, Environmental Scientist & OIMA Tribal Coordinator at the State Water Resources Control Board

Meeting Agenda

  • Welcome and introduction (10 mins)
  • Presentation (30 mins)
  • Facilitated discussion (15 mins)
  • Additional Q&A time (30 mins)

Presentation Title: Using intentional engagement to advance equity, inclusion, and belonging in the water data community

Event Recording:

Presentation Summary

For the past three years, Anna has led the coordination of the California Water Data Science Symposium and many other data- and equity-centered engagement efforts. In this and all other work she does, Anna does her best to connect (sometimes seemingly unconnected, lofty, or abstract) principles and find ways to put them into practice in her daily work. During this webinar, Anna will discuss core principles and strategies she applies to her work to operationalize equity, inclusion, and belonging in the water data community.


Anna Holder is an Environmental Scientist in the Office of Information Management and Analysis (OIMA) at the State Water Resources Control Board. Anna is the Surface Water Ambient Monitoring Program’s (SWAMP) Bioaccumulation Monitoring Program Coordinator, Safe to Eat Workgroup Co-chair, and OIMA’s Tribal Coordinator. Anna obtained her M.S. and B.S. from CSU Monterey Bay in Applied Marine and Watershed Science. Regardless of role, Anna uses data science, ecology, and science communication to inform the sustainable and equitable management of California’s natural resources.

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Available Materials:

  • Data4Lunch_EngagementToAdvanceEquity_Holder_20220405-1.pdf