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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

RSO:
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
February 8, 2018 - February 9, 2018
Hotel Allegro
171 W Randolph St
Chicago, IL 60601
Palladium Room


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: Brendan McGovern
Email: bmcgovern@nas.edu
Phone: 2023343422
Fax:


Agenda:

Meeting 3
February 8 – 9, 2018

Hotel Allegro
Palladium Room
171 W Randolph St.
Chicago, IL 60601

Web Conference Information: https://nasem.zoom.us/j/698376445
Or
Dial in number: US: +1 669 900 6833 or +1 877 853 5257 (Toll Free)
Meeting ID: 698 376 445

Draft Agenda

Meeting goal:
• Gather information on Midwest Water Science Centers and USGS data infrastructure, stakeholder interests, and emerging technology.
Thursday, February 8

OPEN SESSION (All welcome)

9:00 a.m. Welcome and Introductions – George Hornberger, Chair

9:10 a.m. Overview of Science and Partnerships at USGS Illinois-Iowa-Missouri
Water Science Center – Amy Beussink, Director

9:40 a.m. Overview of USGS Data Systems Infrastructure and Science – Nate Booth, Deputy Chief Operating Officer and Jordan Read, Chief, Data Science Branch

10:10 a.m. Questions for both USGS presentations

10:30 a.m. Regional Stakeholder Perspectives Panel I
What are the most important aspects of your relationship with the USGS?
How do you utilize USGS work in water science and research?
How do you envision the future of this partnership in the next 25 years?

Each speaker will have 15 minutes each for presentations + individual Q&A, followed by 30 minutes for questions to the entire panel

Steve Cole, Great Lakes Commission
J. David Rankin, Great Lakes Protection Fund

11:15 a.m. Questions and Discussion with Regional Stakeholders Panel I

11:45 a.m. Lunch on your own

1:00 p.m. John Selker, Oregon State University (via Zoom webinar)

1:30 p.m. Regional Stakeholder Perspectives Panel II
What are the most important aspects of your relationship with the USGS?
How do you utilize USGS work in water science and research?
How do you envision the future of this partnership in the next 25 years?

Each speaker will have 15 minutes each for presentations + individual Q&A, followed by 30 minutes for questions to the entire panel

Jason Navota, Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning
Bob Newport, Metropolitan Planning Council
Jeff Frey, Indiana Water Monitoring Council
Ken Najjar, Delaware River Basin Commission (Invited)


2:30 p.m. Questions and Discussion with Regional Stakeholders Panel II

3:00 p.m. Follow-up Questions for All Speakers

3:15 p.m. Adjourn Open Session

CLOSED SESSION (Committee and Staff only)

3:30 p.m. Committee working session

5:00 p.m. Adjourn



Friday, February 9

CLOSED SESSION (Committee and Staff only)

8:30 a.m. Working Session

3:30 p.m. Adjourn


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
Yu-Ping Chin
Ellen Gilinsky
Anne W. Nolin
Roger K. Patterson
Ying Fan Reinfelder
Jennifer L. Tank
Howard S. Wheater

The following topics were discussed in the closed sessions:
Committee writing assignments and report draft
Data gathering needs

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


Date of posting of Closed Session Summary: February 14, 2018