• Dates: 25 - 28 June, 2012
  • Venue: University of Reading, Reading, UK
  • Purpose: This meeting will be the third workshop of the OGC\WMO Hydrology Domain Working Group. After very succesful meetings in Ispra (2010) and Delft (2011), there are high hopes of great things from this meeting.

Related Activities

Ratings Workshop, June 20-22

  • The HDWG workshop will be preceded by a Ratings and Gaugings Intensive workshop, June 20-22. Please contact Paul Sheahan if you are interested in attending.

Groundwater IE2 Breakout Session, June 28

Site Visit: Center for Ecology and Hydrology, Wallingford, June 27 PM

  • An afternoon tour of the facilities with talks.

HDWG Agenda

Tentative agenda for the main meeting:
  Topic Discussants Time
June 25 Monday: Intro, WaterML2, WaterML2 extensions  
9:30 Introduction to the workshop and agenda, logistics, expectations, update from Exeter TC Co-chairs 20 min
9:50 Welcome from the hosts Robert Gurney 30 min
10:20 WaterML 2 updates and path forward Pete, DaveV 30 min
10:50 WaterML 2 ratings update from the Intensive Paul Sheahan 20 min
11:10 Break    
11:40 Moving the HY_Features model towards adoption as a standard (Discussion leads: Irina, Rob) Irina, Rob 30 min
12:10 Observed observable properties - from HY_Features perspective Irina 20 min
12:30 Lunch    

Profiling mechanisms for Observations and Measurements to support WaterML2 applications - i.e. how to describe WDTF, WMO profiles of core WMO model

Jeremy Tandy, RobA, Andrew Woolf 1 hr
14:30 WaterML 2 Part III - WaterQuality. WaterQuality IE? Nate, DaveB, DaveV, Peter F 1hr
15:30 Break    
16:30 Discussion – General Hydro Domain Working Group planning    
18:00 Close    
June 26 Tuesday: Forecasting IEs, operational issues and best practices
9:00 Recap WaterML 2 discussion; next steps (INSPIRE multi-value records) Pete, DaveV 30 min
9:30 Inspire specs update, wrt - Environmental Monitoring Facilities, and O&M Guidelines Sylvain 20 min

Operational and Vocabulary issues

- Standardisation of vocab interfaces, including governance and provisioning

- Versioning: feature, datasets (set of features), data models

- Expose XML structured info with performance/stability

Rob and Sylvain 70 min
11:00 Break    

Operational and Vocablulary issues - continued

Observed Observable properties - from HY_Features perspective

Rob and Sylvain


60 min
12:30 Lunch    
13:30 Integration of hydrologic, terrestrial, and marine data systems: Outcomes and lessons learned from the Environmental Data Discovery and Transformation tool Nate, Dave B 20 min
13:50 Multi-agency systems of systems: GW Data Portal and Water Quality Data Portal Nate 20 min
14:10 Forecasting IE John, Peter 110 min
16:00 Break    

WaterML2 Best Practices Documentation and implementations. With examples from: USGS, CUAHSI, KISTERS, SWIE

Additional Services: Profiles for vocabulary exchange; Methods

DaveV 90 min
18:00 Close    
June 27 Wednesday: archives and catalogs, excursion
9:00 National River Flow Archive Matt Fry 30 min
9:30 CHISP - Pilot Lew Leinenweber 30 min

Experiences implementing linked WFS/SOS services with cataloged using CSW-ISO metadata

Dave B 30 min
10:30 Water data management and modeling in the EVOp project EVOp project team 1 hr
11:30 Leaving Reading    
12:30 Lunch at CEH    
  CEH Visit (see tentative agenda attached)    
June 28 Thursday: WMO, AIP-5, more data discovery tools, integration, GWIE, concluding discussion
9:00 WMO Update Uli 30 min
9:30 AIP-5 Water SBA Matt Austin 30 min

Hydrologic observations catalogs

Dave V 30 min
10:30 Break    
11:00 Progress on SOS / WaterML2 server using the THREDDS data server and NetCDF via ncSOS Tom 30 min
11:30 CUAHSI migration to OGC and operations DaveV 30 min
12:00 Status of GEOWOW task to create a hydrology profile for SOS1/2 with WaterML2
Michael Utech, Stefan Fuest 30 min
12:30 Lunch    
13:30 Extra time to catch up on outstanding issues all 90 min
15:00 GW-IE2 Breakout Session Feedback Boyan, Eric 30 min
15:30 Break    
16:00 Planning discussion: where we want to be next year Co-chairs 2 hrs
18:00 Close    
June 29 Friday

Meeting with EVOp, EarthCube, HDWG

(agenda separate)


Attendance and hotel bookings

The initial attendance list is attached. Please add to it once your plans are confirmed. For hotel booking you may connect with Chelsea Travel. The contact to make the bookings for you is: Sarah Knight, Travel Consultant, Chelsea Travel Management, Patteson Court, Nutfield Road, Redhill, RH1 4ED. Tel: +44 (0) 1737 646410  Fax: 44 (0) 1737 646411. Email:

So far, most bookings are at the IBIS Reading Centre.



The workshop will take place in the Harry Pitt Building (the seminar & conference rooms). Each room will have a projector.


Lunchs and refreshments are kindly sponsored by the University of Reading. Food will be provided by a catering service according to number of registered workshop participants. For any special dietary requirements (vegetarian, halal, gluten free, vegan) please inform Rachel and Uli Looser at and not later than Wednesday 6 June 2012.


We expect to have wireless connection in the rooms. Teleconference Details - soon


Please see the attached maps of the University (showing where the meetings will be:Whiteknights, Harry Pitt Building which is building 57, D7, on the map), the bus network, and the bus stop Reading Centre location.

Bus times are here: This is assuming everyone will catch the no. 17 from the centre of Reading which stops at the "Three Tuns" pub which is a minute walk from the entrance to the University. The journey takes about 15-20 mins & the bus stops to use would be Friar Street in Reading & the Three Tuns just across the road from the University entrance. Tickets are available from the bus driver. Bus fares within the simplyReading zone are: Weekly tickets at £14,00, daily passes at £4,00 and daily group passes (up to 4 people) at £8,00. You will need to pay the exact fare, as bus drivers do not carry change. Further information at

Getting to/from the airports:

A link to Trip Advisor on things to see in & around Reading, where to eat, etc:

-- IlyaZaslavsky - 09 Apr 2012

I Attachment Action Size Date Who Comment
2012-06-26_HDWG_WS_Reading.JPGJPG 2012-06-26_HDWG_WS_Reading.JPG manage 2 MB 26 Jun 2012 - 19:05 UlrichLooser Picture of Reading Workshop participants
20120626_Inspire_OM_Grellet_final.pptppt 20120626_Inspire_OM_Grellet_final.ppt manage 1 MB 27 Jun 2012 - 15:08 SylvainGrellet Inspire work on O&M guidelines
20120626_Operational_Vocab_Issues_Grellet_final.pptppt 20120626_Operational_Vocab_Issues_Grellet_final.ppt manage 906 K 27 Jun 2012 - 15:22 SylvainGrellet Sandre's questions/requirements on some operational issues (vocab, URI, perf)
20120627_Fry_M_-_Introduction_to_the_NRFA.pptxpptx 20120627_Fry_M_-_Introduction_to_the_NRFA.pptx manage 11 MB 28 Jun 2012 - 08:38 MattFry Matt's presentation on the UK National River Flow Archive
201206_CHISP_to_HDWG_Draft.v5.pptppt 201206_CHISP_to_HDWG_Draft.v5.ppt manage 1 MB 27 Jun 2012 - 09:54 LewisLeinenweber CHISP Overview presented to HDWG - Reading June 2012
62512OGCHDWG_dblodgett.pptxpptx 62512OGCHDWG_dblodgett.pptx manage 237 K 27 Jun 2012 - 08:18 DavidBlodgett Presentation for Wednesday morning.
Bus_Network_Map.pdfpdf Bus_Network_Map.pdf manage 970 K 13 May 2012 - 21:32 IlyaZaslavsky Reading bus network map
Bus_stop_Reading_centre_locations_master.pdfpdf Bus_stop_Reading_centre_locations_master.pdf manage 137 K 13 May 2012 - 21:33 IlyaZaslavsky Bus stop locations in central Reading
CEH_Hydro_DWG_27_June_2012.docdoc CEH_Hydro_DWG_27_June_2012.doc manage 224 K 25 Jun 2012 - 15:57 MattFry CEH visit itinerary
EF_twg_inspire_2012_final.pptppt EF_twg_inspire_2012_final.ppt manage 2 MB 27 Jun 2012 - 15:07 SylvainGrellet Inspire theme Environmental Monitoring Facility data specification preserntation
EIDC_Brief_Intro_at_HydroDWG_June_2012.pdfpdf EIDC_Brief_Intro_at_HydroDWG_June_2012.pdf manage 8 MB 09 Jul 2012 - 15:54 GwynRees PDF of Gwyn's presentation on CEH and the Environmental Information Data Centre
EVOp_at_HydroDWG_June_2012.pdfpdf EVOp_at_HydroDWG_June_2012.pdf manage 3 MB 09 Jul 2012 - 15:55 GwynRees PDF of Gwyn's presentation on the NERC EVOp
GEOSS_AIP_5_WATER_SBA_update_HDWG_2012.pptppt GEOSS_AIP_5_WATER_SBA_update_HDWG_2012.ppt manage 1 MB 29 Jun 2012 - 06:16 UlrichLooser GEOSS AIP-5 Water SBA
HY_Features2standard_Reading2012.pptppt HY_Features2standard_Reading2012.ppt manage 825 K 25 Jun 2012 - 21:34 UlrichLooser HY-Features Model
KISTERS-Hydrology-Profile-For-SOS-and-WML2.pptppt KISTERS-Hydrology-Profile-For-SOS-and-WML2.ppt manage 1 MB 28 Jun 2012 - 11:46 StefanFuest  
KISTERS-NRCAN-WML2-Performance-Testing.pptppt KISTERS-NRCAN-WML2-Performance-Testing.ppt manage 714 K 28 Jun 2012 - 11:45 StefanFuest  
ObservedObservable_Reading2012_2.pptppt ObservedObservable_Reading2012_2.ppt manage 855 K 26 Jun 2012 - 19:11 UlrichLooser Observed Observable properties - from HY_Features perspective
Reading_Booking_Requests_May22.docxdocx Reading_Booking_Requests_May22.docx manage 13 K 01 Jun 2012 - 22:01 LewisLeinenweber Hotel booking and attendance list for the workshop. Please edit and re-upload.
UoRMap_UniversityandTown_Colour.pdfpdf UoRMap_UniversityandTown_Colour.pdf manage 134 K 13 May 2012 - 21:35 IlyaZaslavsky Reading and the University Map
UoRMap_WhiteknightsCampus_Colour.pdfpdf UoRMap_WhiteknightsCampus_Colour.pdf manage 582 K 13 May 2012 - 21:36 IlyaZaslavsky The Campus map
WMO-GRDC_HydroDWG_2012_Reading.pptppt WMO-GRDC_HydroDWG_2012_Reading.ppt manage 2 MB 29 Jun 2012 - 06:23 UlrichLooser Feedback from WMO
Topic revision: r38 - 09 Jul 2012, GwynRees
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