Approximately 1 million Californians annually lack access to clean water due to droughts, problems with domestic wells and small systems, and other issues with water supply. The California Water Data Challenge (#CAWaterDataChallenge) is hosted each year by the State of California with the goal of using open data to better understand the accessibility of safe drinking water in the state and create solutions to the problems and vulnerabilities of drinking water access.
Teams are expected to use at least one open data set for their project. Not sure where to start? Check out this portal made available for California. Need to find more publicly accessible datasets? Come to the mentoring sessions and/or reach out to your Research Librarians!
Check out the recordings, slides and code repositories from previous DataLab workshops on topics ranging from getting started with git and GitHub, to working in R, Python, SQL, QGIS, and on topics ranging from machine learning and data visualization to Bayesian statistics. Interested in a specific topic? Send us an email to suggest a topic for a future workshop!