The WICP ensures collaborative
efforts among Federal Agencies to improve water information for
decisionmaking about natural resources management and environmental
Advisory Committee on Water Information
The ACWI represents the interests of water-information users and professionals
in advising the Federal Government on Federal water-information
programs and their effectiveness in meeting the Nation's water-information
needs. (ACWI Fact Sheet)
ACWI/Monitoring Challenges in a Shrinking Budget Environment Workgroup
The Water Resources Adaptation to Climate Change Workgroup (WRACCW) identifies research, data, and policy necessary for effective management and protection of water resources in the United States as the climate continues to change.
is to provide advice and recommendations to help USGS and Interior leadership continue to provide high quality water monitoring and related science within the framework of constrained financial resources.
Water Quality Monitoring Council (NWQMC) provides a national forum
for coordination of consistent and scientifically defensible methods and
strategies to improve water quality monitoring, assessment and reporting.
NWQMC Methods and Data Comparability
Board provides a forum for exploring, evaluating, and promoting methods
that facilitate collaboration and further comparability between water monitoring
The National Liaison Committee
(NLC) for the National Water Quality
Assessement Program (NAWQA) creates an ongoing national liaison process
for external organizations to work interactively with the NAWQA Program
in joint problem solving on water quality issues.
goal of the Subcommittee
on Ground Water is to develop and encourage implementation of
a nationwide, long term ground-water quantity and quality monitoring
framework that would provide information necessary for the planning,
management, and development of ground-water supplies to meet current
and future water needs, and ecosystem requirements.
on Hydrology desires to improve the availability and reliability of
surface-water quantity information needed for hazard mitigation, water supply
and demand management, and environmental protection.
The Subcommittee on Sedimentation
of the Advisory Committee on Water Information promotes collaboration on the sediment issues; and advances in information gathering, storing, and sharing; for decision making about natural resources management and environmental protection. (See Terms of Reference for more details.)
on Spatial Water Data jointly sponsored with the Federal
Geographic Data Committee develops water-resources components of
the National Spatial Data Infrastructure.
Water Resources Roundtable serves as a forum to share information and
perspectives that will promote better decisionmaking in the United States
regarding the sustainable development of our nation's water resources.
Water Program (1999)
Total Maximum Daily Loads
(TMDL) Science Issues Conference
2004 Cooperative Task Force
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