Past Events:

California Water Data Consortium Data for Lunch w/Internet of Water

Sep 14 2022
The California Water Data Consortium is proud to host a presentation by Peter Colohan from the Internet of Water.

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: Sept 14th from 12:00 – 1:00 pm, with additional Q&A from 1-1:30pm

Presenter: Peter Colohan from the Internet of Water

Meeting Recording

Meeting Agenda

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

Presentation Summary

Peter Colohan will talk about the Internet of Water Initiative and the newly formed Internet of Water Coalition. The Internet of Water Coalition is a group of organizations working together with federal, state, and local government partners to build foundational water data infrastructure across the US and create a community of people and organizations using water data to make better decisions. The IoW Coalition is chaired by the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy, which launched a new Internet of Water Initiative at Lincoln’s Center for Geospatial Solutions in 2022 to promote new tools and best practices for modernizing the nation’s water data infrastructure. The initiative continues a project that began in 2018 at Duke University’s Nicholas Institute of Environmental Policy Solutions, which continues to play a key role as a partner in the new Internet of Water Coalition.


Peter Colohan is the director of the Internet of Water initiative at the Lincoln Institute’s Center for Geospatial Solutions.  Peter came to the Lincoln Institute from Duke University, where he collaborated with a team of experts to create the Internet of Water start-up project from 2018 to 2021.  Prior to that, Peter served for nine years with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) working on federal investments in environmental data, science and technology, with an emphasis on water and climate issues. In that time, he was sent to serve as a staff member of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy for four years under President Barack Obama. Prior to his federal service, Peter served as the executive officer of the Group on Earth Observations (GEO) in Geneva, Switzerland. He holds degrees from American University and the College of William and Mary in Virginia.

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Available Materials:

  • IoW-Data-For-Lunch_9-14-22.pptx