Local water managers leading the way
Powered by uniquely nonprofit water data infrastructure
The California Data Collaborative ("CaDC") coalition of water utilities have made visionary investments in a new data infrastructure non-profit 501(c)(3) to support water managers in meeting their reliability objectives and serve the public good.
The resulting Strategic California UrBan Analytics (“SCUBA”) data warehouse automates the integration of metered water usage, contextual customer demographics, conservation program, pricing and other other useful information.
See here for the CaDC vision for how SCUBA powers the next generation of water management.
Better data analysis, faster turnaround, lower cost
Economies of scale and modern digital technologies enable your agency to access best in class data analysis for a much lower cost and faster turnaround time. See below for an overview of benefits to participating water utilities.
New water efficiency regulations present unique challenges for water managers. Linking statewide landscape area with your utility’s data, SCUBA powers analytics that support integrated management across water efficiency, planning and finance.
These analytics help water managers plan for and achieve their new water efficiency goals. SCUBA analytics leverage best in class open source technologies, meaning your utility benefits from the brightest minds around the globe.
Many brilliant researchers want to help California’s water community. Yet with over a thousand local water retailers, it can be exceedingly difficult for talented researchers actually access the data they need.
SCUBA centralizes water usage and other contextual information into a single nonprofit data warehouse so that academics can more easily access the data they need — and water managers can receive critical research results customized to their unique service area. Learn more.
Local water utilities are required to submit the same information multiple times to state agencies. The CaDC is working to simplify that reporting and is leveraging its data infrastructure to create meaningful open data.
A great example of this is the Open Water Rate ecosystem, which provides a standardized machine readable format that can reflect the unique context of your utility. This flexible technology ecosystem provides tools to help you share your story.
Dr. Chesnutt, CaDC Advising Statistician
Dr. Chesnutt is President of A & N Technical Services, Inc. He has extensive experience in econometric time-series analysis, stochastic simulation and forecasting in the fields of water policy, chemicals regulation, health policy and economic modeling. He was a co-principal investigator on the just completed AWE study titled Building Better Water Rates for an Uncertain World (including the AWE Sales Forecasting and Rate Model enacting principles of Probability Management which can be downloaded at financingsustainablewater.org.).
Dr. Chesnutt holds a Ph.D. and M.Phil. in Policy Analysis from the RAND Graduate School. He is a member of the American Statistical Association, the Econometric Society, the Institute for Operations Research and Management Science, the International Water Association, and AWWA, and the Society of Decision Professionals. Dr. Chesnutt volunteers for ProbabilityManagement.org, a nonprofit promulgating standards for quantitative depictions of uncertainty. Dr. Chesnutt is a Certified Analytics Professional (CAP®, see www.certifiedanalytics.org) and an Accredited Professional StatisticianTM (PStat®).
Research Fellows and Interns
The CaDC benefits from an inspiring array of interns and research fellows who provide their skills pro or low bono.
Join the winning team!
Participating in the CaDC gets your agency award winning data services for less than half the cost a typical agency spends on computer toner.
Agencies contributing their full annual assessment or funding approved projects are eligible to sit in the CaDC steering committee.
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