Through the Columbia Basin Water Hub, the Columbia Basin Water Monitoring Collaborative is making critical water data readily available for the development of a Basin-wide water balance approach for subsequent water budgeting needed by decision makers for watershed management in an era of climate change impacting hydrological flows. Water data is important given the mounting pressures on increased freshwater needs, for not only human and industrial uses, but also for functioning ecosystems.
The Water Hub is a central place where all water related data relevant to Columbia Basin, collected by community groups and or local, regional and First Nations governments. Throughout this database a range of datasets, from water quantity and quality, groundwater, snow surveys, glacier studies, wetland related literature and studies and First Nations Traditional Knowledge will be available. In this way data collected over the years will also be housed in a central repository and not get lost or disappear once data collection has concluded.
The Columbia Basin Water Hub is an open-access data hub to share data for research, informational and educational purposes only.
Data submitted to the Water Hub by its contributors is intended to be open access and can be freely accessed, used, modified, re-used and redistributed by anyone for any lawful purpose. However, please note that some data may contain additional restrictions on use or re-use including the requirement to provide appropriate attribution of the data's contributor. Users must consult the usage rights that accompanies the data accessed and/or downloaded, and users are required to abide by the respective usage terms and conditions.
The data submitted to the Water Hub is only verified to an extent and is provided on an “as is” basis and there is no warranty or guarantee of any kind that the information is accurate, complete, current or suitable for any particular purpose. It is the responsibility of all persons who use the Water Hub to independently confirm the accuracy of the data, information or results obtained through the Water Hub.
The Water Hub and all of its partners disclaim all warranties and conditions with regards to any information and data available via the Water Hub and this includes any and warranties of merchantability whether they are implied, statutory, fitness for a particular purpose, title, and/or non-infringement.