The Water Quality Tribal Roadmap project seeks to support Tribes in submitting and maintaining data submissions to the Water Quality eXchange (WQX). The Microsoft Excel®-based tool generates a road map document, in rich text format (.rtf), that guides a Tribe through working with water quality data and how they can approach data management and submissions. The tool is available at https://www.epa.gov/sites/production/files/2016-08/road_map_creator_v1.0.xlsm.
A customized tribal roadmap is created when a Tribe answers a series of questions and can be beneficial whether a Tribe is just beginning to report water quality data or has been reporting for years. Excel was used as a platform to generate the guide because it is a commonly owned software, which is internet independent. Other data summarization functions are also in the tool to support Tribes in maintaining knowledge of water quality on tribal lands. The Water Quality Tribal Roadmap Team consisted of EPA headquarters, EPA regional staff, and representatives from eight Tribes.
For more information, please contact EPA’s Laura Shumway at shumway.laura [at] epa.gov.
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
E: shumway.laura [at] epa.gov