Digital Transformation of Managing Environmental Data

Digital technology has transformed collecting environmental field data.  Data is collected more efficiently, more accurately, in greater quantity, and processed more quickly than ever before. For Dudek biologists, archaeologists, urban foresters, hydrologists, and other science and engineering professionals that manage projects involving fieldwork, applying technology is a constant challenge as it evolves. Three Dudek team members…

Groundwater Sustainability Plans Require 8 Areas of Expertise

California’s Sustainable Groundwater Management Act (SGMA) requires all groundwater basins designated as medium or high priority to develop a Groundwater Sustainability Plan (GSP) to achieve sustainable management by 2040-2042. Basin priorities are assigned by the California Department of Water Resources based on multiple factors, including population, land use, and basin conditions. Low or very low…

Infographics: Visually Communicating Complex Data

Effective infographics combine appeal, comprehension, and retention.  Appeal engages the viewer with compelling graphics; comprehension means information is easily grasped; and retention results from appeal and comprehension. The following are keys to consider when designing infographics: Data Type:  Infographics are particularly useful for hierarchies; flow diagrams;  maps to show geographic, time and space relationships;  time-series;…

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