about us

This website is a product of the Texas Water Development Board (TWDB) Water Science and Conservation group and is made possible by the support of management and staff at TWDB. This project is part of our ongoing efforts to synthesize and communicate water-related data to scientists, policy makers and the public.


This website is built with the help of many open source tools and technologies. We'd like to acknowledge the contributions of the following projects:

celery : Celery is an asynchronous task queue/job queue based on distributed message passing. It is focused on real-time operation, but supports scheduling as well.

flask : A lightweight Python web framework based on Werkzeug and Jinja 2.

ipython : IPython provides tools for interactive and parallel computing that are widely used in scientific computing.

matplotlib : matplotlib is a python 2D plotting library which produces publication quality figures in a variety of hardcopy formats and interactive environments across platforms.

nginx : Nginx is a free, open-source, high-performance HTTP server and reverse proxy, as well as an IMAP/POP3 proxy server.

numpy : NumPy is the fundamental package for scientific computing with Python.

pandas : pandas is an open source library providing high-performance, easy-to-use data structures and data analysis tools for the Python programming language.

postgres : PostgreSQL is a powerful, open source object-relational database system. It has more than 15 years of active development and a proven architecture that has earned it a strong reputation for reliability, data integrity, and correctness.

postgis : PostGIS adds support for geographic objects to the PostgreSQL object-relational database. In effect, PostGIS "spatially enables" the PostgreSQL server, allowing it to be used as a backend spatial database for geographic information systems (GIS)

scipy : SciPy is open-source software for mathematics, science, and engineering.

sqlalchemy : SQLAlchemy is the Python SQL toolkit and Object Relational Mapper that gives application developers the full power and flexibility of SQL.

redis : Redis is an open source, advanced key-value store. It is often referred to as a data structure server since keys can contain strings, hashes, lists, sets and sorted sets.