Water Resources Research Act Program

Details for Project ID 2016MD339B

Maryland Watershed App Development (Seed Grant)

Institute: Maryland
Year Established: 2016 Start Date: 2016-03-01 End Date: 2017-02-28
Total Federal Funds: $4,578 Total Non-Federal Funds: $6,774

Principal Investigators: Kaye Brubaker

Abstract: This project aims to carry out the background research needed to develop a web and mobile app for watershed education, inspired by the USGS StreamStats “Raindrop” tool. This app will allow a user to trace the flow of stormwater from his/her location (GPS-enabled) or an otherwise specified location. The app will be designed to outline the travel path of the water, similar to driving directions provided by a navigation GPS. Conversations with an app developer have begun; this year’s effort will consist of assembling the necessary background data and arranging non-federal matching for actually launching the app development in the next funding year.