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IDEM's External Data Framework: Creating New Opportunities for Collaboration


Aired: December 10, 2014 from noon to 1pm Eastern

In early 2015, IDEM will begin implementation of its External Data Framework (EDF). The EDF was developed by IDEM’s Office of Water Quality (OWQ) to provide a systematic, transparent, and voluntary process for external organizations to submit their water quality data to IDEM for consideration in various OWQ programs. In addition to describing OWQ’s internal processes for reviewing secondary data, the EDF also provides guidance and recommendations that external organizations can use to develop their own monitoring plans, improve the quality of the data they collect and determine whether data they obtain from others is suitable for use in their own projects.


Jody Arthur

Meet the Presenter:

Jody Arthur, Integrated Report Coordinator, Watershed Assessment and Planning Branch, Office of Water Quality, Indiana Department of Environmental Management

Jody Arthur is a Technical Environmental Specialist with the Office of Water Quality (OWQ) and has worked for IDEM for 14 years. In her current position as Integrated Report Coordinator, Jody works to implement Clean Water Act regulation, including coordinating OWQ’s CWA Section 305(b) water quality assessments and develops the state’s CWA Section 303(d) List of Impaired Waters.  Jody proposed the External Data Framework in 2008 to foster greater collaboration with external organizations collecting water quality data and has taken a leading role in its development.



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