The Water Data Exchange (WaDE) Program at the Western States Water Council (WSWC) received a Moore Foundation grant extension through Duke University from September 16, 2021 – September 15, 2022, to accomplish, among other deliverables, a Pilot Data Sharing Project of states water use data to be shared with the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) Water Availability and Use Science Program (WAUSP). This report summarizes this data-sharing project for site-specific urban water use data for five states. The report also describes the WaDE data dictatory and how other states can use it to share data with WaDE and USGS. The report then describes the mechanism of WaDE data sharing with USGS through an Application Programming Interface (API) and a prototype application that visualizes water use data. The report concludes with lessons learned and the next steps.
 U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) Water Availability and Use Science Program https://www.usgs.gov/programs/water-availability-and-use-science-program