Water DAMS

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 National Alliance for Water Innovation (NAWI) 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, 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 will also link directly with the Water Technoeconomic Analysis Pipe Parity Platform (Water-TAP3), which is currently under development. This interconnection provides the most recent data to inform comprehensive calculations of technology performance and pipe-parity metrics.

The National Alliance for Water Innovation

NAWI's mission is to accelerate transformative research to lower the cost and energy required to produce clean water from nontraditional water sources such as seawater, inland brackish groundwater, industrial and municipal wastewater, and produced water from oil and gas development.

The alliance comprises individuals or groups from any U.S. organization with an interest in advancing water treatment science and technology (including private-sector companies, educational institutions, nonprofits and nongovernmental organizations, and Federal and state agencies.)

NAWI's Major Partners

Water DAMS is powered by OpenEI, an energy information portal sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy and developed by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory in support of the Open Government Initiative to make energy data transparent, participatory, and collaborative.

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