Water Information Systems by KISTERS

Water resources managers now have access to new IT capabilities that enhance data collection, management and analytical problem-solving as water supplies become more limited and more valuable.

Configurable off-the-shelf software meet each agency's unique data management needs and workflow processes from raw data collection and storage, to critical QA/QC checks, and ultimately to reporting and sharing of water quantity and water quality.

The water data analytics platform easily and efficiently centralizes information, processes many types and massive amounts of time series information via simple data visualization options. See insights from quality data for decision-making.

Just as easily collaborate with data users inside and outside your organization, or educate the public to address environmental challenges.

Features

  • Flexible & Efficient Data Collection
    Import data and integrate information from wide ranging sources like mobile devices and monitoring networks such as Supervisory Control And Data Acquisition (SCADA), Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite (GOES), California Data Exchange Center (CDEC), the National Weather Service (NWS), and U.S. Geological Survey (USGS).

  • Secure & Unlimited Data Storage
    There are no limitations on SCADA tags. In addition, all raw data are stored separately from edited data, which can be traced with extensive and comprehensive audit trails. Centralize diverse formats of data as you store quantitative data with qualitative meta data, photographs, as well as gridded raster data.

  • Friendly User Interface
    The GUI allows you to handle analytical power with ease. Windows display tree view navigation, contents, and messages. Menu ribbons and keystroke shortcuts give users several options to view data as graphs, charts, tables and maps.

  • Automated Data Validation
    Define data validation rules to automate QA processes upon data import or in a series of calculations. Perform manual Data QA / QC more easily. Investigate data gaps or violations via tables, graphs, charts, time series, and maps. Reduce bad data and get clean, correct and useful data for models and making decisions.

  • Data Access Control & Audit Trails
    System administrators assign data users access roles & rights. Track any and all changes to data by date, time and user name. In addition generate a complete log of data editing.

  • Versatile Reporting Functions
    Predefined reports can be automated to comply with state and federal regulations. Custom reports can be scheduled or run as needed to improve efficiency, operations & maintenance, and future planning.

Benefits

  • Improve Workflow; Saving Time & Costs
    Beyond compliance reporting, lead actionable change. Get more value from data in the water management information systems by KISTERS. After integrating isolated hydrological, meteorological, water quality and ecology data silos -- advanced tools, calculation engines and GUI empower users to explore interactions in complex water systems. Innovative communications functions allow safe, easy sharing of information with stakeholders in other departments, organizations or locations.

  • Optimize Analysis for Defensible Decisions
    Automate repetitive tasks by applying business intelligence rules and alarming / notification tools. Manual data processing can dull the sharp minds of water professionals who must focus on critical concerns and use their expertise more effectively. Standardizing and automating complex calculations are best left to computers. Maximize knowledge transfer and employee engagement. Minimize knowledge loss and costs associated with retirement and staff turnover.

  • Boost Forecast Accuracy with Better Quality Data
    Expect more accurate and precise modelling and forecasting results from stable, reliable and extremely consistent IT solutions powering your data QA/QC processes. If you receive data from partnering organizations, apply your own data validation rules before integrating it into your models. Further integrate high quality data with GIS systems and open data websites accessible by the public.

  • Trace Assets for More Efficient Operations & Maintenance
    Quickly identify statuses of tangible assets and equipment -- dataloggers, sensors, tipping buckets, even vehicles -- tracking them from the field to calibration and repair facilities. Easily locate sondes as they're reassigned from storage or from one monitoring site to another, or use asset tracing tools to compare monitoring devices (comparing specific models or brands) before any replacement or upgrade. More effective metadata management lowers operating costs.

  • Increase Data System Resilience & Optimization
    System failure is not an option with today's environmental challenges. Extreme drought or flooding conditions require robust data systems for reliable monitoring of both water quality and water levels. There's a major reason the largest, most influential cities in North America rely on KISTERS to support water security initiatives.

  • Get Commitment to Your Success
    Accessible online, by email and phone, our customer and technical support team assures you have a long-term partner in sustaining the environment. Water information systems by KISTERS is backed worldwide by a hundreds of experts in water resources engineering, water quality, ecology and information technology.

Options

  • Choice of operating environment
  • Choice of relational database (MS SQL / Oracle) or a proprietary file-based management system
  • Client-based installation or cloud services ideal for small to medium-sized organizations
    KISTERS' analytics software as service is also ideal for intermittent / seasonal users