California Water Data Consortium December 2023 Data for Lunch

Dec 13 2023
The California Water Data Consortium is proud to host a presentation: Lessons learned in the new application of OpenET water data reporting.

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: December 13th from 12:00 – 1:00 pm, with additional Q&A from 1-1:30pm

Presenters: Jay Ziegler, Delta Watermaster, State Water Resources Control Board and Lindsay Kammeier, Senior Engineer, 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: Lessons learned in the new application of OpenET water data reporting in Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta.

Presentation Summary

This presentation by Jay Ziegler and Lindsay Kammeier will explore themes around the use and reporting of data using OpenET, including What’s needed to succeed in water data reporting? What are we learning from OpenET in other applications in the Delta? What are the key challenges in securing adoption by users on a new data platform?


Jay Ziegler, Delta Watermaster

On April 3, 2023, Jay Ziegler was appointed to a four-year term as Delta Watermaster for the State Water Resources Control Board.

Prior to being appointed, Mr. Ziegler was the Director of External Affairs and Policy for The Nature Conservancy (TNC). During his 12 years at the conservancy, he led the agency’s policy engagements on water, climate strategies, biodiversity protection and environmental funding initiatives. Prior to joining TNC, he was a partner in the interdisciplinary public affairs firm, Ziegler Associates, where he focused on land use, water policy, renewable energy, and permitting and mitigation matters. Previously, he served in multiple roles at state and federal natural resource agencies, including intergovernmental affairs with Interior Secretary Bruce Babbitt, where he focused on endangered species, public lands, water, and natural resource management issues across the West.

He is a graduate of the University of California, Davis, serves on several non-profit boards, and resides in Davis, California with his wife, Carri.

Lindsay Kammeier, Senior Engineer

Lindsay Kammeier is a Senior Engineer leading the Drought Planning Unit at the State Water Resources Control Board. She works on implementing water diversion measurement regulations state-wide. She also supports the Delta Watermaster’s initiatives, including the Delta ACP and Delta Drought Response Pilot Program, which both use OpenET data. Lindsay previously worked in private consulting doing design and construction management of water infrastructure projects.

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