2017 Summer Update I: David’s Spring Break

First off, happy summer, 2017! It's about time for another update of what's going on in the world of OpenAgua. This post will cover some recent outreach activities, and will be followed up in a subsequent post with updates on exciting feature developments. Spring outreach adventures This past spring, primarily during the month of May, … Continue reading 2017 Summer Update I: David’s Spring Break

A web API for delineating catchments globally

Happy World Water Day! This day reminds us technophiles in the water planning world why we are working so hard on the often times seemingly intractable problem of solving complex water challenges: to help improve the lives of people through better, sustainable access to water. But while tech can seem awe inspiring at times, it … Continue reading A web API for delineating catchments globally

First steps toward integrating multiple networks in a large system

My PhD advisor Dr. Jay Lund recently noted that much of what we do in our post-PhD research career is to tackle those challenges we faced as a PhD student. True words from him, as always. In my case, I struggled through building a simulation model of not just one, but 13 watersheds in the … Continue reading First steps toward integrating multiple networks in a large system

Website security – Let’s Encrypt

Good news: the test website, test.openagua.org, is now secure. This means that the website is now https://test.openagua.org. Though this is a pretty banal detail, it is actually quite an important part of developing any website where people will log in, and is particularly important if users will log in to manage data that may be sensitive. … Continue reading Website security – Let’s Encrypt