Water DAMS (Water Data Analysis and Management System) provides access to foundational water treatment technology data that enable researchers and decision-makers to identify and quantify opportunities for technology innovations to reduce the cost and energy intensity of desalination. It is the submission point for all data generated by research conducted by the NAWI Alliance and is designed to be used by the broader water research community.
With publicly accessible contributions from a variety of academic and industrial partners, Water DAMS seeks to enable data discoverability, improve accessibility, and accelerate collaboration that contributes to pipe parity and innovation in water treatment technologies.
Water DAMS is hosted externally on OpenEI.
Water DAMS, which is maintained by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, provides:
Universal access to DOE-funded research projects and foundational data via a flexible, adaptable data management system
Insights so researchers and decision-makers may identify and quantify opportunities for technology innovation to reduce the cost and energy intensity of non-traditional source water desalination
Intuitive upload and submission processes, as well as standardized submissions and metadata, curated by a team of experts
Water DAMS also links directly with the Water treatment Technoeconomic Assessment Platform (WaterTAP) and the Water Technoeconomic Analysis Pipe Parity Platform (Water-TAP3), which are both available on GitHub. which is currently under development. This interconnection provides the most recent data to inform comprehensive calculations of technology performance and pipe-parity metrics.
For help with data submission, general questions about the Water DAMS platform, or all other inquiries, please contact Jon Weers.