The Ambient Water Quality Monitoring System (AWQMS)

Easy To Use, Full Featured Water Quality Monitoring System

The Ambient Water Quality Monitoring System (AWQMS) is a web-based data management system for ambient water quality data. AWQMS provides a single, intuitive tool for consolidating, validating, analyzing, assessing, and sharing your sampling results, observations, and assessments.
Download the AWQMS Brochure (.pdf file)

The Easiest Way to Submit Your Water Quality Data to WQX

Once your data is in AWQMS, it is compatible with the EPA's Water Quality Exchange (WQX).  You can submit your data to WQX with the click of a button or even configure AWQMS to automatically submit changed data to WQX each night.  You control IF data flows to WQX, WHAT data flows, and WHEN data flows.

Consolidate - Validate - Analyze - Assess - Share

Feature Rich

AWQMS includes the following core functionality:
• A highly configurable batch import module, supporting a wide range of import formats and file types (including text files an Excel)
• Handles continuous/time-series data
• Customizable data entry forms with many time-saving features
• Enforces all WQX validation rules
• Customizable validation of parameter combinations (such as which measurement units are allowed for a particular analyte)
• Customizable value range checking (such as the appropriate range of values for pH)
• Data management pages for searching, reviewing, and editing data
• Batch update tools assist with identifying data inconsistencies and correcting multiple records at a time
• Data analysis tools provide reports, graphs, maps, and data exports
• Submit data to WQX (manually or configure automated daily submissions)
• Beach Monitoring and Reporting (using EPA's Beach Notification/PRAWN)
• Trip Planning
• Tools to assist with assessments (including Assessment Units, Designated Uses, and Acute/Chronic Thresholds to flag exceedances)
• Integrate AWQMS with other systems via web services

Supports a Broad Assortment of Data

AWQMS includes comprehensive support for the data types included in EPA's Water Quality Exchange (WQX) as well as other data types:
• Physical conditions of a site
• Chemical and bacteriological make-up of the water
• Chemical analyses of fish tissue
• Biological data including: taxon abundance/population census, frequency class counts, group summaries, and individual measurements
• Toxicity data
• Habitat and Biological Assessments
• Continuous/Real-time results from data loggers
• Basic support for air and soil data as well


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System Development and Support

Gold Systems has been providing water quality data management systems for nearly 20 years. Our blend of subject matter expertise and technical skills can help you develop, maintain, or transition a successful water quality system. Gold Systems is an active participant in developing and maintaining critical data management systems for the Environmental Protection Agency. We are experts in web application development and database design using a wide array of technologies including: ASP.Net, C#, Java, Oracle, SQL Server and many others.