Moulton Niguel Water District and the California Data Collaborative (CaDC) are receiving global recognition for their efforts to use data to improve local water reliability and enhance customer service.

Athena Infonomics, a leading data analytics company, conducted a case study on the key drivers of success among data-sharing partnerships and collaborative ways to meet the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals.

“We are honored to receive this global recognition for our work with the California Data Collaborative to drive progress in the area of water sustainability,” said Joone Kim-Lopez, General Manager of Moulton Niguel Water District, which co-founded the California Data Collaborative in 2016. “By collaborating and sharing data, we can make a meaningful difference for our customers and our community.”

The study, commissioned by the Global Partnership for Sustainable Development Data, spotlighted the California Data Collaborative’s efforts to improve data sharing to support water sustainability initiatives in California. According to the case study, “The CaDC holds the promise of achieving economies of scale together, reducing the cost that individual Agencies would have to incur to hire independent data talent that could respond to the new requirements.”

“This recognition as a leader among global data sharing efforts is a testament to the passion and dedication of our members who are driven to find new, innovative ways to ensure the sustainability of our water supply,” said Christopher Tull, Project Manager of California Data Collaborative.

The case study found that the California Data Collaborative’s implementation of cutting-edge technology and data management processes serves as an effective model for data sharing among water agencies.

“Our customers are the ultimate beneficiaries of this collaborative effort, and we will continue to work together with other partners throughout the state to share information as a way to achieve local water supply reliability and provide exceptional service to our customers,” said Duane D. Cave, President of the Moulton Niguel Water District.

The case study, “Effective Data Sharing: Beyond Platforms,” is published at Athena Infonomics’s website.

About California Data Collaborative

The California Data Collaborative is a non-profit organization dedicated to improving data sharing and collaboration among stakeholders in California.

About Moulton Niguel Water District

Moulton Niguel Water District provides high-quality drinking water, recycled water and wastewater treatment services to customers in Aliso Viejo, Laguna Niguel, Laguna Hills, Mission Viejo, San Juan Capistrano and Dana Point. A leader in environmental protection, Moulton Niguel maintains the lowest average bill in South Orange County.