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Presentations - January 2018 ACWI Meeting


National Monitoring News Newsletter

Council Webinar Series


Open Water Data Initiative


National Ground-Water Monitoring Network Fact Sheet (PDF 16,302 KB)


ACWI Organization Chart

ACWI Subgroup Contacts



The Advisory Committee on Water Information (ACWI) has become Administratively Inactive as of December 5, 2019. Contact the Designated Federal Officer, Kris McSwain, at 919-571-4022 or with questions.

Photograph of Fir River The Advisory Committee on Water Information 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)


Tab link to Climate Change Information

Denali National Park, AK photo 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.

Tab link to National Water Quality Monitoring Council

Thumbnail graphic of framework for water quality monitoring The National 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.

Tab link to National Water Quality Monitoring Council

NAWQA image The National Liaison Committee (NLC) for the National Water Quality Assessement Project (NAWQA) creates an ongoing national liaison process for external organizations to work interactively with the NAWQA Project in joint problem solving on water quality issues.

Link to ACWI Subcommittee on Ground Water

sogw imageThe 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.

Link to ACWI Subcommittee on Hydrology

soh imageThe Subcommittee 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.

Link to ACWI Subcommittee on Sedimentation

sos Paonia Reservoir near Peonia, Colorado photoThe 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.)

Link to Subcommittee on Spatial Water Data

GIS image The Subcommittee on Spatial Water Data jointly sponsored with the Federal Geographic Data Committee develops water-resources components of the National Spatial Data Infrastructure.

Link to Sustainable Water Resources Roundtable

SWRR lake graphic The Sustainable 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.


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