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EPA to offer how-to webinar on WQX water quality data entry tool

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The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will offer a webcast on March 6, 2013 from 1:00pm to 3:00pm EST to teach Tribes, volunteer monitoring organizations and others to enter their water quality monitoring data into the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA's) Water Quality Exchange (WQX) and make the data available to the public via the Water Quality Portal. While the webcast is open to anyone, the focus of this webcast will be on simple methods smaller organizations can use to transfer their water quality data into WQX Web. WQX Web provides a framework for users with small data sets to share water quality monitoring data over the Internet.

WQX Web is a web-based data entry tool that enables data owners to upload their data to EPA's STORET Data Warehouse using a MS Excel spreadsheet. Once the data are in STORET, they can be safely stored and can be viewed and downloaded by a wide variety of potential data users. The webcast will help water quality program managers, data managers, and others understand WQX, how it relates to STORET and the Water Quality Portal, and how to begin submitting data using WQX Web. For more information on WQX/STORET, visit www.epa.gov/storet. For more information on the Water Quality Portal, visit www.waterqualitydata.us.

To register for this webinar, please visit www.epa.gov/watershedwebcasts. The webcast presentation will be posted in advance at this url. Finally, webcast participants are eligible to receive a certificate for their attendance.