Washoe County Integrated Water Management GIS
CLIENT: Washoe County
LOCATION: Reno, Nevada, USA
A user requirements analysis and GIS system design for a comprehensive, county-wide water resource management system. The study involved 17 local, state and federal agencies involved in water management throughout the County. The results of the study were used to consolidate water resource planning authority within the County Department of Comprehensive Planning and served as a framework for future data sharing and collaboration among the relevant agencies.
As the senior consultant and project manager, Mr. Sorensen led a team of GIS and water resource consultants in the preparation and conducting of user requirements interviews, compilation and synthesis of the data and application needs assessment, facilitated joint workshops with 17 local, state and federal agencies involved in the study, and oversaw the production of the final report. The final report included recommendations for integrated databases and data format standards to facilitate multiple-use and multi-agency use of all relevant geographic databases created by any agency within the County.