Collaboration & Coordination Between Water Management Agencies

CCAT Custom Report Generator
The Reporting interface, for CCAT members. The "Add To Report" buttons add the selected filters and dataset to the final report. The "Print Report" button generates the final PDF, and allows them to save the settings for later.
Client:   Greater Monterey County Integrated Regional Water Management Plan (IRWMP)

The Central Coast Conservation Action Tracker (CCAT) is a web portal, enabling member organizations to post projects which affecting water conservation and water quality in their area. The goal of CCAT is to foster coordination and cooperation between water-management and agencies, by making it easy for them to discover other organizations' projects of interest in nearby areas.

The Greater Monterey County Integrated Regional Water Management Plan (IRWMP) contracted with GreenInfo Network to create the Central Coast Conservation Action Tracker (CCAT). Logged-in members can post projects and project actions pertaining to water conservation and water quality, and can view others' projects. The goal of CCAT is to encourage cooperation and coordination between member organizations.

For CCAT members, an advanced interface allows for customized reports, filtering by several criteria and generating charts, spreadsheets, and summaries of relevant projects. The general public may use the simplified version of this interface, viewing information on projects of interest and generating a simplified PDF report.

Of technical interest are a relational database and a flexible and secure access control model. Projects are "owned" by an organization, and contain a nested hierarchy of project actions, locations of actions, funding information, outcomes and goals of both actions and projects, hyperlinks and photos, and more. The resulting hierarchy is large, but smoothly designed and well documented. Projects may be shown or hidden based on a simple yet flexible "sharing" setting: a project may be tagged as visible to the public, visible only logged-in to CCAT members, or visible only to other users within the same organization, and security-conscious programming practices ensure that clever users cannot bypass these sharing restrictions.

Focus:   Conservation, Environment, Government Agencies, Public Health  

Services:  Interactive Solutions, GIS Services, Communications, Strategy, Analysis, Data, Maps, Training and Support, Applications Development, Web Mapping, Website Design 

Tags:   collaboration, IRWMP, Mapbox, OpenLayers, PDF printing, pollution, Water management, watershed  

Project Years: 2013-2014

GreenInfo Network creates, analyzes, visualizes and communicates information in the public interest. We specialize in mapping and related technology for nonprofits and public agencies, focusing on using it for conservation, social equity, public health, environment and foundation grant making.
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