The Indiana Water Monitoring Council (InWMC) exists to create an inclusive and representative, statewide network of individuals and organizations dedicated to:
- Enhancing accessibility to water monitoring information and data of known quality
- Creating a network for professional exchange and access to technical expertise
- Encouraging interactions and collaborative initiatives among those conducting water monitoring in Indiana
- Promoting standardized methods to increase comparability and the value of data among many users
This vision is articulated with the intent that such a network will improve the ability of local communities, regional initiatives, and state government to address the full scope of water resource issues in Indiana now and in the future.
The Indiana Water Monitoring Council (InWMC) is a representative body of water monitoring professionals and volunteers dedicated to increasing the use and value of water monitoring information statewide, by maximizing resources through improved communication, coordination, data sharing, and collaboration.
The Water Monitoring Council is comprised of General and Affiliate Membership, which is open to any interested individual, organization, or agency working in water monitoring. The Membership is led by a diverse, 19-member Board of Directors. This board is comprised of local, state, and federal agencies; non-government organizations such as local watershed initiatives and statewide non-profits as well as private consultants and industry representatives. There are active subcommittees, put in place by the Board, working on projects to further the mission of the Council. The InWMC is hosted at the Indiana Geological Survey (IGS). IGS provides administrative and technical support for the Council.