Open Water Foundation / Learn WaterML 2

This documentation provides resources to learn how to to use WaterML 2 files for time series data, including examples with different programming languages.

This documentation has been written based on experience using WaterML 2 files at the Open Water Foundation and is intended to educate OWF staff, other developers, and clients that use WaterML 2 for data.

This page of the documentation 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 for water resources, so that organizations can make better decisions about water. OWF also seeks to increase open data solutions for water and other data to facilitate transparency and data sharing.

See also other OWF learning resources.

How to Use this Documentation

The documentation is organized in order of information and tasks necessary to understand and use WaterML 2 for data management and sharing.

This documentation is not intended to be a full reference for WaterML 2 but focuses on important topics that will help understand important technical concepts to be successful with WaterML 2. The following main sections are included in this documentation:


The OWF Learn WaterML 2 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-waterml2.

Release Notes

This documentation was last updated 2017-10-21. See the Release Notes in the GitHub Project.