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OGC adopts WaterML2.0 Part 2 - Ratings, Gaugings and Sections

OGC adopts WaterML2.0 Part 2 - Ratings, Gaugings and Sections

OGC voting final: WaterML 2.0 Part 2 now an official OGC standard.

The membership of the Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC®) has approved the WaterML2.0 Part 2 - Ratings, Gaugings and Sections Standard as an official OGC standard.

WaterML2.0 represents an initiative within the joint World Meteorological Organization (WMO) / OGC Hydrology Domain Working Group to address standards development and interoperability of hydrological information systems at an international level. The first part of WaterML2.0 focused on a standard information model, and an XML encoding derived from that model, for time series of hydrological observations.

WaterML2.0 Part 2 - Ratings, Gaugings and Sections Standard describes an information model for exchanging rating tables, gauging observations, and river sections. These are part of most surface water monitoring programs and are used in daily operations, including reporting, analysis, modelling and forecasting. This type of data is becoming increasingly important to exchange and share outside the scope of single organisations, as studies into floodplain management and determination of flood risk often cross state and international boundaries.

Access the WaterML2.0 Part 2 - Ratings, Gaugings and Sections Standard in the 'Documents and Downloads' section of www.opengeospatial.org/standards/waterml.