On December 6, 2021, research staff from ORNL hosted a virtual workshop to discuss NPD Explorer tool feedback received from participants after a 3-week period of trial runs.. During the workshop, presenters presented information on the beta versions of the NPD Explorer and NPDamCAT tools, reviewed questionnaire results, facilitated discussion, and demonstrated additional tool capabilities The tools and associated data were subsequently published via HydroSource.
On November 15, 2021, research staff from ORNL hosted a virtual workshop to provide an overview of the Non-Powered Dam (NPD) Explorer tool and elicit initial feedback from workshop participants. During the workshop, presenters demonstrated the content, functionality, and benefits of using the NPD Explorer tool and its built-in widget “NPDamCAT.” The tools and associated data will eventually be housed on hydrosource.gov. Tool descriptions include:
On July 22, 2021, research staff from ORNL’s Environmental Sciences Division hosted a virtual workshop titled “NPD Explorer and NPDamCAT: web tools supporting analysis of non-powered dams (NPDs).” The presenters highlighted recent efforts to assemble an expansive inventory of NPD characteristics and demoed tools that can facilitate exploration of NPDs and opportunities related to NPD. These tools include:
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On December 10, 2020, ORNL held the first in a series of virtual workshops on the topic of improving classification and data access for non-powered dams (NPDs). The workshop explored challenges and opportunities related to NPDs and brought a wide variety of NPD stakeholders together in a virtual setting to navigate and discuss ways to improve classification and data access for NPDs.
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The Standard Modular Hydropower Resources Webinar provides an overview and demonstration of two guidelines and tools that are publicly available.