Open Water Foundation / Learn Open Data

This documentation provides resources to learn how to to collect, maintain, publish, and use open data, in particular focusing on datasets related to water resources.

This documentation has been written based on experience with open data at the Open Water Foundation and includes information about existing open datasets and resources for implementing new open datasets.

This page includes the following sections:

About the Open Water Foundation

The Open Water Foundation is a 501(c)3 nonprofit social enterprise that focuses on developing and supporting open source software and open data for water resources, so that organizations can make better decisions about water. OWF has created this documentation to educate its staff, collaborators, and clients that are interested in open data.

See also other OWF learning resources.

How to Use this Documentation

The documentation is organized in order of background information, implementation resources, and specific examples of open data for water resources.

This documentation is not intended to be a full reference for open data but focuses on topics that will help understand important concepts and be successful with open water resources datasets. The following main sections are included in this documentation:


The OWF Learn Open Data website content and examples are licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.

Source Repository on GitHub

The source files for this documentation are maintained in a GitHub repository: owf-learn-open-data.

Release Notes

See the Release Notes in the GitHub Project.