GLA-Data is a comprehensive, web-accessible, geographic information system (GIS)-based database management system (DBMS) that has been developed to manage well data and analyze water quality information. The user-friendly, streamlined system can be used to manage groundwater monitoring well-related and water supply processes in real-time. Clients have the option to provide broad public access or various permission-based levels of accessibility that facilitate stakeholder engagement and informational transparency as needed. Customized versions of GLA-Data currently serve more than 15 clients across the West.
GLA-Data has been customized for the following water well management priorities:
- Water quality management and reporting for landfills and waste disposal sites
- Reporting and compliance for Groundwater Sustainability Plans for California Groundwater Sustainability Agencies
- Well registration, permitting, and reporting for Texas groundwater conservation districts (GCDs) and large landholders
GLA-Data utilizes a .NET 4.5 (C#), which is a server-side scripting engine for dynamically-generated webpages from Microsoft. Various built-in objects of the .NET framework are employed when programming a website using .NET, handling HTML rendering internally on the web server, and enabling dynamic webpages to be designed using familiar form controls. The web application and data repository reside either on GLA’s servers, securely behind the GLA System Administration’s firewall, or within a secure Cloud Service, unless our clients choose to host the system.
The following active sites are accessible to the public, for example: