The Hydrology Domain Working Group is a Joint Working Group of the World Meteorological Organisation (WMO) and the OGC
The purpose of the Hydrology DWG is to provide a venue and mechanism for seeking technical and institutional solutions to the challenge of describing and exchanging data describing the state and location of water resources, both above and below the ground surface. The path to adoption will be through OGC papers and standards, advanced to ISO where appropriate, and also through the World Meteorological Organization's (WMO) and it's Commission for Hydrology (CHy) and Information Systems (WIS) activities.
While CHy has the recognized mandate to publish and promote standards in this area, OGC contributes to the process with its resources and experience in guiding collaborative development among disparate participants in a rapidly evolving technological environment. The OGC Hydrology DWG will provide a means of developing candidate standards for adoption by CHy as appropriate.
The Hydro DWG isopen to both member and non member participation and is intended to be a public forum for communication, and both the email list and the wiki are open to interested parties.
Co:Chairs: Tony Boston (ABOM), Ilya Zaslavsky (SDSC) and Ulrich Looser (GRDC)