The roundtable mission is to promote sustainability of our nation's water resources through the evaluation of information, development and use of indicators, targeting of research, and the engagement of people and partners to improve the management, conservation, and use of water and related resources.
Its vision is a future in which our nation’s water resources support the integrity of economic, social, and ecological systems and enhance the capacity of these systems to benefit people and nature.
The roundtable’s goals are to:
Provide an ongoing open forum for the exchange of ideas, data, and policy information among all stakeholders on relevant concepts, principles, criteria, indicators, management practices, and research.
Facilitate collaborative, interdisciplinary scientific research on parameters related to the quality and availability of water and related resources, including research to fill gaps in data needed for the use of criteria and indicators, as well as research testing the application of sustainability principles and developing best management practices.
Develop criteria and indicators – based on concepts of sustainability and principles of sustainable resource management – that characterize the quality and availability of water and related resources; promote the widespread use of the criteria and indicators.
Engage in and support outreach to raise awareness of the need for sustainable water resource management and to promote policies and activities, informed by science, that should result in or improve the sustainable management of water resources.
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