The U. S. Geological Survey- Water Resources Mission Area is currently developing Integrated Water Availability Assessments (IWAAs) - multi-extent (regional and national), stakeholder driven, near real-time water availability census and prediction for human and ecological uses. To provide appropriate user accessibility to data delivery systems developed for IWAAs, a user-centered design process including stakeholder focus groups was used with the objective of determining potential water data user needs and preferences. The metadata presented here contains the questions and answers associated with the stakeholder focus group series held from 08/04/2020 to 09/16/2020. The question set and prompts used during these focus groups were divided into the categories of decisions and data. Additionally, each focus group date has a dataset organized by a participant code, question type, and questions and answers according to decision type (decisions or data). Entries indicated as "participant did not answer question" indicates no response to the question, whereas entries indicated as "NA" indicates a response was given earlier and empty cells were filled out with the letters NA. Lastly, data analysis was presented as requirement statements indicating stakeholder data format and needs per each focus group date and location.
|Title||Datasets from the focus group series of stakeholder engagement efforts to inform integrated water availability assessment data delivery|
|Authors||Diana L Restrepo-Osorio|
|Product Type||Data Release|
|Record Source||USGS Digital Object Identifier Catalog|
|USGS Organization||Integrated Information Dissemination Division|