Center for Research in Water Resources, Univ. of Texas - Austin

"The OGC process is really working:  since OGC engaged with WMO and jointly created the Hydrology Domain Working Group, there has been active and effective work on migrating the CUAHSI WaterML specification and WaterOneFlow services now in use by numerous national and state agencies, to OGC-compliant status (OGC O&M-based WaterML 2.0 and OGC web services). This is happening through two projects facilitated within OGC’s Interoperability Program: the Hydro DWG Groundwater Interoperability Experiment, and the Hydro DWG Surface Water Interoperability Experiment. The global engagement in these developments is impressive. And one of the best parts of it is that CUAHSI no longer has to host the development meetings – OGC is handling that very nicely!  The OGC Interoperability Experiment structure and policies provide an open, productive environment for all interested experts, and this has made more progress in the last two years than similar government initiatives have made in 20 years."

David Maidment,
Director, Center for Research in Water Resources, University of Texas at Austin