Global Water Futures promotes a culture of data stewardship as the data products generated by its many projects will become one of its most important legacies. This high regard for data is key to the success of the program as science is a data-driven endeavor, and the quality and availability of data directly affects the quality of the program. The vast investment of time and resources in the collection of environmental data warrants that significant effort be expended on its preservation, organization, and capacity to be found.
The GWF Data Policy (https://gwf.usask.ca/documents/GWF_Data_Policy_March-4-2019-Final.pdf
) guides our data management practices and encourages researchers to meet GWF's commitment to make data Findable, Accessible, Interoperable and Reusable.