The Ohio Water Resources Council OWRC) contracted with PlanGraphics Inc. to develop a design and an implementation plan for a Web-based water data and information portal. The OWRC's objective in creating the portal is to provide easy access to water and related resource data and information though the Internet. The company's services to OWRC will include determining portal requirements of potential users; evaluating a variety of existing operational portals for their capabilities, technologies, and resource requirements and recommending models that Ohio could follow; and producing a conceptual design and an implementation plan for actual portal development.

The project is expected to take four to six months to complete and will conclude with a formal report to the Council.