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Advisory Committee on Water Information



Presentations from January 2018 ACWI Meeting


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Water Use History -

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National Water Quality Monitoring Council

Fall 2017 Newsletter


Program Announcement for NGWMN on Grants.gov

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Open Water Data Initiative (See Spatial Water Data Index page for details)


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

ACWI Organization Chart

ACWI Subgroup Contacts

ACWI History

Related Programs

Site Map


Water Glossaries

General Water Questions?


USGS Water Resources


Photograph of Fir River Water Information Coordination Program
The WICP ensures collaborative efforts among Federal Agencies to improve water information for decisionmaking about natural resources management and environmental protection.

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)


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 Methods Board Information
Koloa_gulch1.gif imageThe NWQMC Methods and Data Comparability Board provides a forum for exploring, evaluating, and promoting methods that facilitate collaboration and further comparability between water monitoring programs.

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 RoundtableSWRR 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.


Link to ACWI Sunset Subgroups

ACWI/USGS Monitoring Challenges in a Shrinking Budget Environment Work Group (August 2014)

Cooperative Water Program (1999)

Streamgaging Task Force

Total Maximum Daily Loads (TMDL) Science Issues Conference
2004 Cooperative Task Force Program



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