The Roundtable has hosted multi-stakeholder meetings on indicators, innovative initiatives, and research needs since December 2002. Meetings have been held in California, Colorado, Florida, Louisiana, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, New Hampshire, Virginia, and Washington, D.C. Over 700 people from over 250 organizations have participated in these meetings.
Presentations have focused on regional needs and priorities; climate change impacts on water; federal and state agency activities; corporate research, needs, and roles; municipalities and water suppliers; ecological and environmental aspects of water resource management; and issues related to water and rural communities. Two meetings were held with a major focus on the connections between water and energy issues, one in Washington and one at the National Renewable Energy Lab in Colorado. Meetings were held in Florida and Louisiana that addressed the impact of the drilling platform explosion and fire in the Gulf of Mexico. Over the years, SWRR has seen federal agencies and industry shift to increased concern about water resource sustainability. There has also been greater recognition of ecosystem water needs.
Proceedings were published for most of these meetings along with PowerPoint presentations from the speakers. Please see the following web page for details at http://acwi.gov/swrr/p&p_library/.
SWRR also sponsors an ad hoc workgroup affiliated with the National Water Census; the meeting notes, presentation slides, and other materials used by that workgroup are available here: http://water.usgs.gov/watercensus/AdHocComm/.
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