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Project Title: Future Water Resource Needs for the Nation: Water Science and Research at the U.S. Geological Survey

PIN: DELS-WSTB-17-01         

Major Unit:
Division on Earth and Life Studies

Sub Unit:
Board on Earth Sciences & Resources
Water Science and Technology Board

Allen, David

Subject/Focus Area:
Biology and Life Sciences; Earth Sciences; Environment and Environmental Studies

Future Water Resource Needs for the Nation: Water Science and Research at the U.S. Geological Survey
September 18, 2017 - September 19, 2017
Keck Center
500 5th Street, NW
Washington D.C. 20001

If you would like to attend the sessions of this meeting that are open
to the public or need more information please contact:

Contact Name: Carly Brody
Phone: 2023342717
Fax: 2023341377


Committee on Future Water Resource Needs for the Nation: Water Science and Research at the U.S. Geological Survey

First Meeting?
Keck Center
Room 201
500 Fifth St, NW
Washington, DC 20001

September 18-19, 2017

Draft Agenda

Overall open meeting goals:
• Understand the motivation for the study
• Learn about the portfolio of work within the USGS to support water science and research
• Understand the complex federal landscape for water science and ongoing collaborations
• Receive input from a range of federal agencies and other organizations on future water science and resource challenges

Monday, September 18
OPEN SESSION (All welcome)

11:00 a.m. Welcome and Overview of Study
George Hornberger, Chair

11:10 a.m. Motivations for the Study: Discussion with the Study Sponsor
• What is your agency’s/program’s interest in this study?
• How will it be useful to your agency?
• What advice do you have for the committee as it considers its approach to the study?
• What key issues or perspectives would you like the committee to consider?
• How might this study differ from or have similarities with past NRC USGS studies?
Don Cline, USGS

11:30 a.m. USGS Water Research Program Overview

12:30 p.m. LUNCH

1:30 p.m. Panel Discussion: Federal Issues and Perspectives on Future Water Needs for the Nation
• What role does your agency play in Water Science and Research in addressing current national water challenges?
• What are the future challenges for water resources for the next 25 years?

Panel participants:
Kerry Rae, Department of the Interior
Michael Shapiro, Environmental Protection Agency
Jack Kaye, National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Thomas Graziano, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Elizabeth Fleming, United States Army Corps of Engineering
David Lesmes, Department of Energy
Chelcy Miniat, United States Department of Agriculture (Remote)
Thomas Torgersen, National Science Foundation (Remote)

3:30 p.m. BREAK

3:45 p.m. Discuss statement of task with study sponsor

4:15 p.m. Public comment
(Members of the public interested in addressing the committee for up to 3
minutes must sign up during the meeting by 3:45 p.m.)

4:30 p.m. Adjourn Open Session

Closed Session Summary Posted After the Meeting

The following committee members were present at the closed sessions of the meeting:
George M. Hornberger
Kenneth R. Bradbury
Ellen Gilinsky
Peter Gleick
Terri S. Hogue
Robert E. Mace
Anne W. Nolin
Roger K. Patterson
Ying Fan Reinfelder
Jennifer L. Tank
Howard S. Wheater

The following topics were discussed in the closed sessions:
conflict of interest and bias discussion
direction of the study
committee writing assignments

The following materials (written documents) were made available to the committee in the closed sessions:

Date of posting of Closed Session Summary: September 27, 2017