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Project Information

Project Information


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


Project Scope:

The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) plays an essential role in meeting the nation's water resource needs through its well-established observational network and renowned water science and research activities.  A study by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine would provide guidance to the USGS Water Mission Area (WMA) as it works to address the most compelling national water resource and science needs during the next several decades. In particular, the study will:
1. Identify the nation's highest-priority water science and resource challenges over the next 25 years. This effort should be visionary, and should consider new science and emerging technologies.
2. Summarize the current water science and research portfolio of the WMA. This summary will include describing the WMA’s primary roles, responsibilities and capabilities in observing, understanding, predicting, and delivering water science; organizational infrastructure; data science, management, and hydroinformatics; range and balance of scientific and technical expertise; and primary collaborations with several U.S. government agencies (e.g., NOAA, USACE, Bureau of Reclamation, FEMA, and others), state and local government agencies, academic institutions, non-governmental organizations, and the private sector.
3. Provide recommendations on the strategic water science and research opportunities for the WMA that would address the highest-priority national water challenges identified in (1) and would have high potential to benefit USGS strategic science and other U.S. government priorities. This analysis will include discussion about tools the WMA may employ for observing, understanding, predicting and delivering water science, and will identify opportunities for collaboration between the WMA and other mission areas in USGS, and other entities (e.g., U.S. government agencies such as NOAA, USACE, Bureau of Reclamation; state; local; and academic institutions). 
The study will consider opportunities for integrating across disciplines and will address water science and research at multiple scales. The final report will provide visionary guidance on what directions the WMA should pursue to be most relevant to society over the next several decades.

Status: Current

PIN: DELS-WSTB-17-01

Project Duration (months): 21 month(s)

RSO: Allen, David

Topic(s):

Biology and Life Sciences
Earth Sciences
Environment and Environmental Studies


Committee Membership

Committee Post Date: 08/09/2017

Dr. George M. Hornberger - (Chair)
George M. Hornberger (NAE), Chair, is Distinguished University Professor at Vanderbilt University, where he is the Director of the Vanderbilt Institute for Energy and the Environment. He has a shared appointment as the Craig E. Philip Professor of Engineering and as Professor of Earth and Environmental Sciences. He previously was a professor at the University of Virginia where he held the Ernest H. Ern Chair of Environmental Sciences. He has been a visiting scholar at the Australian National University, Lancaster University, Stanford University, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), the University of Colorado, and the University of California, Berkeley. His research is aimed at understanding complex water-energy-climate interrelationships. Dr. Hornberger is a fellow of the American Geophysical Union (AGU), the Geological Society of America, and the Association for Women in Science. He has served on numerous boards and committees of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine including as chair of the Commission on Geosciences, Environment, and Resources (1996-2000); chair of the Board on Earth Sciences and Resources (2003-2009); and chair of the Water Science and Technology Board (2013-2017). Dr. Hornberger was elected as a member of the National Academy of Engineering in 1996. He holds a B.S. degree in civil engineering and a M.S. degree in hydrology from Drexel University and a Ph.D. degree in hydrology from Stanford University.
Dr. Kenneth R. Bradbury
Kenneth R. Bradbury is Wisconsin state geologist and the director of the Wisconsin Geological and Natural History Survey, University of Wisconsin - Extension. Previously, Dr. Bradbury held various roles within the Survey, including research hydrogeologist and professor, Water and Environment program leader, and assistant director for science. He also holds an Affiliate Faculty appointment at the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s Department of Geoscience. Dr. Bradbury’s recent research has focused on developing regional groundwater flow models for groundwater and surface-water management. Additional research interests include investigating the movement of viruses in groundwater systems, characterizing and simulating fractured aquifers, determining groundwater flow paths near water-supply wells, wellhead protection, groundwater recharge, and the regional hydrogeology of Wisconsin. Dr. Bradbury holds a B.A. degree in geology from Ohio Wesleyan University, an M.A. degree in geology from Indiana University, and a Ph.D. degree in hydrogeology from the University of Wisconsin - Madison.
Dr. Ellen Gilinsky
Ellen Gilinsky is president of Ellen Gilinsky, LLC. Prior to this, she was an associate deputy assistant administrator and senior policy adviser in the Office of Water at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). In this position, she addressed policy and technical issues related to all EPA water programs with an emphasis on science, water quality, and state programs including nutrient pollution, floodplain management, and harmful algal blooms. Prior to that appointment, she was the director of the Water Division at the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) and also served at DEQ as the manager of the Office of Wetlands and Water Protection. She is a past president of the Association of Clean Water Administrators, held a gubernatorial appointment to the state advisory board of the Virginia Water Resources Research Center, and served as an adjunct faculty member at Virginia Commonwealth University in the departments of biology and environmental studies. Dr. Gilinsky has twelve years of experience as an environmental consultant on water issues. She holds a B.A. degree in biology from the University of Pennsylvania and a Ph.D. degree in zoology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Dr. Peter Gleick
Peter H. Gleick (NAS) is president emeritus and chief scientist of the Pacific Institute. Dr. Gleick is a world-renowned expert, innovator, and communicator on water and climate issues. In 1987, he co-founded the Pacific Institute, which he led as president until mid-2016 when he became chief scientist. Dr. Gleick was the first to successfully link general circulation models with regional hydrologic models to characterize regional impacts of climate change on water. His subsequent work has focused on the challenges of providing basic human needs for water across the globe and understanding the interactions of global freshwater resources with respect to human environmental impacts, economic development, and international security. Also, he pioneered and advanced the concepts of the “soft path for water” and “peak water.” Dr. Gleick received a MacArthur fellowship and is a member of the National Academy of Sciences. Dr. Gleick holds a B.S. degree in engineering and applied science from Yale University and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in energy and resources from the University of California, Berkeley.
Dr. Robert E. Mace
Robert E. Mace is associate director and chief water policy officer at The Meadows Center for Water and the Environment and professor of practice in the department of Geography at Texas Tech University. Prior to his current position, he was a deputy executive administrator at the Texas Water Development Board (TWDB). There, he managed the Water Science and Conservation Program that studies the rivers and aquifers of the state, promoted the conservation of the state’s water, and pursued innovative technologies such as desalination, rainwater collection, and water reuse. Previously he was the Division Director for Groundwater Resources at the TWDB. Dr. Mace also worked for nine years at the Bureau of Economic Geology at The University of Texas at Austin as a hydrologist and research scientist. During that time he undertook research on groundwater modeling and hydrogeologic characterization of aquifers. Dr. Mace’s expertise includes hydrogeology, water conservation, geostatistics, policy and science, and stakeholder processes and communication. He has over 25 years of experience working with water in Texas. He holds a B.S. degree in geophysics and a M.S. degree in hydrology from the New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology and a Ph.D. degree in hydrogeology from The University of Texas at Austin.
Dr. Anne W. Nolin
Anne W. Nolin is professor of Geography in the College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences at Oregon State University (OSU). Prior to her appointment at OSU, Dr. Nolin was a research scientist at the National Snow and Ice Data Center, which is part of the Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences at the University of Colorado, Boulder. Her research focuses on mountain hydroclimatology, water scarcity, radiative transfer modeling, glaciers, and meltwater, mountains as social-ecological systems, and remote sensing. She is a member of NASA’s Multi-angle Imaging SpectroRadiometer (MISR) Science Team and the NASA SnowEx Science Definition Team. She served as vice chair of the Water Resources and Global Hydrologic Cycle panel for the 2007 Earth Science and Applications from Space Decadal Survey and subsequently on the National Academy of Sciences Space Studies Board—Committee on Earth Sciences. She currently serves on the NASA Earth Science Advisory Committee. Dr. Nolin was elected and served three years as the chair of the Cryosphere Focus Group of the American Geophysical Union (AGU). She holds a B.A. degree in anthropology and a M.S. degree in soils, water, and engineering from the University of Arizona, and a Ph.D. degree in geography also from the University of California – Santa Barbara.
Mr. Roger K. Patterson
Roger K. Patterson is assistant general manager for the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California overseeing Metropolitan's strategic water initiatives for the Colorado River and Sacramento-San Joaquin Bay Delta. Mr. Patterson was the director of the Nebraska Department of Natural Resources from 1999 to 2005. He was responsible for water administration, water planning, flood-plain delineation, dam safety, and the state databank. He represented Nebraska on interstate compacts, decrees, and basin associations and led the state team in the settlement of U.S. Supreme Court cases on the North Platte and Republican rivers. Prior to his work in Nebraska, Mr. Patterson served 25 years with the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation. During his Reclamation tenure, he served as regional director in both the mid-Pacific region based in Sacramento and the Great Plains region headquartered in Billings, Montana. He is a registered professional engineer in Nebraska and Colorado. He has participated in several National Academies studies in the past including the Committee on the Assessment of Water Resources Research. He holds B.S. and M.S. degrees in engineering from the University of Nebraska.
Dr. Ying F. Reinfelder
Ying Fan Reinfelder is professor in the Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences at Rutgers University. Her research interests include the global water cycle and its role in regulating global environmental change through time, in particular water-plant relations below ground, and the coevolution of land plants and the terrestrial environment. She was on the board of directors for the Consortium of Universities for Advancement of Hydrologic Sciences (CUAHSI). She is currently leading two community projects: NSF-EarthCube DigitalCrust to develop a 3D geologic framework for simulating large-scale fluid motion in the Earth’s crust, and NSF-INSPIRE collaboration between CUAHSI and National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) to improve hydrology in Earth System Models. She holds a B.S. degree in engineering from Beijing Institute of Civil Engineering, an M.S. degree in geography from the University of Utah, and a Ph.D. degree in civil and environmental engineering from Utah State University.

Dr. Jennifer Tank
Jennifer L. Tank is Director of the Notre Dame Environmental Change Initiative and the Ludmilla F., Stephen J., and Robert T. Galla Professor of Biological Sciences at the University of Notre Dame. Dr. Tank’s research focuses on the influence of human activities on ecosystem function in streams and rivers. Currently, much of Dr. Tank’s research takes place in the agricultural Midwest where she and her team focus on innovative techniques to improve sustainable agriculture by working with farmers to minimize negative effects on freshwater and livelihoods downstream. Dr. Tank currently leads the Indiana Watershed Initiative funded through the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Resource Conservation Partnership Program, which includes partnerships with The Nature Conservancy, local Soil and Water Conservation Districts, county surveyors, and the USDA Natural Resource Conservation Service. Her goal is to improve the health and nutrient removal efficiency of streams and rivers draining cropland in the agricultural Midwest through implementation of watershed-scale conservation using real-time nutrient sensing, cover crops, and novel drainage management. She was a 2013 Leopold Leadership Fellow. Dr. Tank holds a B.S. in Zoology from Michigan State University and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Ecology from Virginia Tech.
Dr. Howard S. Wheater
Howard S. Wheater is Canada Excellence Research Chair in Water Security, Director of the Global Institute for Water Security at the University of Saskatchewan, and Distinguished Research Fellow and Emeritus Professor of Hydrology at Imperial College London. A leading expert in hydrological science and modelling, he has published more than 200 refereed articles and 6 books. He is a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering and the American Geophysical Union and winner of the Prince Sultan bin Abdulaziz International Prize for Water. He has initiated and led national and international research programmes in the UK and Canada, and has advised states, provinces and national governments on flood, water resource and water quality issues. He represented Hungary and Argentina at the International Court of Justice, and recently sat on an International Court of Arbitration concerning the Indus Waters Treaty. He was, until 2014, vice-chair of the World Climate Research Programme’s Global Energy and Water Cycle Exchange (GEWEX) project and leads UNESCO’s GWADI arid zone water program. In Canada, he leads the Changing Cold Regions Network, focused on the analysis and prediction of hydrological change in western Canada, and the Global Water Futures Program, focused on managing water futures in Canada and other cold regions where global warming is changing landscapes, ecosystems, and the water environment. His role as Chair of the Council of Canadian Academies Expert Panel on Sustainable Management of Water in the Agricultural Landscapes of Canada saw release of a report in February 2013 entitled Water and Agriculture in Canada: Towards Sustainable Management of Water Resources. He holds B.A. and M.A. degrees in engineering science from the University of Cambridge and a Ph.D. degree in civil engineering/hydrology from the University of Bristol.
Dr. Yu-Ping Chin
Dr. Yu-Ping Chin is professor of civil and environmental engineering at the University of Delaware. Prior to coming to Delaware he was professor of Earth Sciences at the Ohio State University for the past 26 years. He has also been a visiting research scientist at the Swiss Federal Institute of Aquatic Science and Technology (EAWAG) in Switzerland and in the Chemistry Department at the University of Otago in New Zealand. Dr. Chin conducts research on the fate of synthetic organic chemicals in aquatic systems in both natural and the built environment. He is predominantly interested in the transformation of these compounds mediated by dissolved organic matter (DOM) in the presence of sunlight and under anaerobic conditions. He has also conducted research on DOM mediated biogeochemical processes in both the Arctic and Antarctic. Dr. Chin served two terms as a member of the NASEM Water Science and Technology Board. He has also been a member on past NASEM committees including Review of the WATERS Network Science Plan and Alternatives for Managing the Nation's Complex Contaminated Groundwater Sites. Dr. Chin received his A.B. in Geology from Columbia University in 1981 and his Ph.D. in Civil and Environmental Engineering (Aquatic Chemistry) from the University of Michigan in 1988. He received further postdoctoral training at the Ralph M. Parsons Lab at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology from 1988 to 1991.


Committee Membership Roster Comments

Committee membership change, July 20, 2017 - Dr. David R. Wunsch will not serve on the committee.
Committee membership change, August 2, 2017 - Dr. Kenneth R. Bradbury has been appointed to the committee.
Committee membership change, November 21, 2017 - Dr. Terri Hogue has resigned and Dr. Yu-Ping Chin has been appointed to the committee.

Events



Location:

Keck Center
500 5th Street, NW
Washington D.C. 20001

Event Type :  
-

Registration for Online Attendance :   
NA

Registration for in Person Attendance :   
NA


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

Contact Name:  Carly Brody
Contact Email:  cbrody@nas.edu
Contact Phone:  2023342717

Is it a Closed Session Event?
Yes

Closed Session Summary Posted After the Event

The following committee members were present at the closed sessions of the event:

George M. Hornberger
Kenneth R. Bradbury
Yu-Ping Chin
Ellen Gilinsky
Peter Gleick
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:

Writing assignments and the report draft

Date of posting of Closed Session Summary:
April 30, 2018


Location:

Hotel Allegro
171 W Randolph St
Chicago, IL 60601
Palladium Room
Event Type :  
-

Registration for Online Attendance :   
NA

Registration for in Person Attendance :   
NA


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

Contact Name:  Brendan McGovern
Contact Email:  bmcgovern@nas.edu
Contact Phone:  2023343422

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
Is it a Closed Session Event?
Yes

Closed Session Summary Posted After the Event

The following committee members were present at the closed sessions of the event:

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

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


Location:

Web-Conference (Zoom)
https://nasem.zoom.us/j/584657391
Event Type :  
-

Registration for Online Attendance :   
NA

Registration for in Person Attendance :   
NA


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

Contact Name:  Carly Brody
Contact Email:  cbrody@nas.edu
Contact Phone:  2023342717

Agenda
11:00am Open Session Welcome, George Hornberger, Chair
(Briefly introduce open session, brief housekeeping on Zoom platform)


11:05am Beth McGee, Director of Science and Agricultural Policy, Chesapeake Bay Foundation


11:25am Carlton Haywood, Executive Director, Interstate Commission on the Potomac River Basin


11:45am Eric Kuhn, General Manager, Colorado River District


12:05pm General discussion with the committee


12:30pm Adjourn Web-Conference


NOTICE: The Zoom service allows audio and any materials exchanged or viewed during the session to be recorded and shared. Please be aware that by participating in this activity, you consent to your voice, likeness, and any materials you provide, being recorded for use and dissemination, without payment of any compensation for such use, in any language, format, or media now known or later devised, and you release the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine from any and all claims, liability, or damages arising from any such use. The Academies will proceed in reliance upon such consent and release. If you do not consent to the foregoing, please do not join the session.
Is it a Closed Session Event?
No



Location:

Web-Conference (Zoom)
https://nasem.zoom.us/j/556832123
Event Type :  
-

Registration for Online Attendance :   
NA

Registration for in Person Attendance :   
NA


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

Contact Name:  Carly Brody
Contact Email:  cbrody@nas.edu
Contact Phone:  2023342717

Agenda
11:00 am Open Session Welcome, George Hornberger, Chair

11:05 am Deb Agarwal, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

11:30 am Questions and discussion

11:35 am Barbara Minsker, Southern Methodist University

12:00 am Questions and discussion

12:05 pm Dermott Diamond, Dublin City University

12:30 pm Questions and discussion

12:35 pm General questions and discussion

1:00 pm Adjourn Web-Conference


NOTICE: The Zoom service allows audio and any materials exchanged or viewed during the session to be recorded and shared. Please be aware that by participating in this activity, you consent to your voice, likeness, and any materials you provide, being recorded for use and dissemination, without payment of any compensation for such use, in any language, format, or media now known or later devised, and you release the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine from any and all claims, liability, or damages arising from any such use. The Academies will proceed in reliance upon such consent and release. If you do not consent to the foregoing, please do not join the session.
Is it a Closed Session Event?
No



Location:

San Diego, CA
Event Type :  
-

Registration for Online Attendance :   
NA

Registration for in Person Attendance :   
NA


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

Contact Name:  Carly Brody
Contact Email:  cbrody@nas.edu
Contact Phone:  (202) 334-2717

Agenda
Second Meeting
Kimpton Hotel Palomar San Diego
Tango Room
1047 5th Avenue
San Diego, CA 92101

November 30, 2017

Agenda

OPEN SESSION (All welcome)

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

9:10 a.m. USGS Presentations
Overview of science and partnerships at California Water Science Center (CAWSC) - Eric Reichard, Director, CAWSC
Statewide streamflow and groundwater monitoring - Dianna Crilley, Assoc. Director for Data, CAWSC
Integrated assessments of groundwater and surface water availability - Steve Phillips, Groundwater Specialist, CAWSC
Water-quality assessments for ongoing and emerging issues - Matt Landon, Program Chief, CAWSC

10:30-10:45 Break

Integrated Eco-hydrologic assessments, Bay Delta and beyond - Anke Mueller-Solger, Assoc. Director for Projects, CAWSC
Nevada Water Science Center perspectives on water research and future water challenges – David Berger, Director, Nevada Water Science Center
National Research Program perspectives on water research and future water challenges –Joe Holomuzki, Chief, Hydrological-Ecological Interactions Branch

12:00 p.m. LUNCH (on own)

1:30 p.m. Stakeholder Panel Presentations:
Jeanine Jones, Interstate Resources Manager, California Department of Water Resources
Dr. Bill Alley, Science and Technology Director, National Groundwater Association
Julie Zimmerman (TNC)
Jerad Bales (CUAHSI)
Maurice Hall (EDF)

3:30 p.m. BREAK

3:45 p.m. Stakeholder session continues

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
Is it a Closed Session Event?
Yes

Closed Session Summary Posted After the Event

The following committee members were present at the closed sessions of the event:

George M. Hornberger
Kenneth R. Bradbury
Yu-Ping Chin
Ellen Gilinsky
Peter Gleick
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:

Further data needs
Committee writing assignments and report


Date of posting of Closed Session Summary:
December 06, 2017


Location:

Keck Center
500 5th Street, NW
Washington D.C. 20001

Event Type :  
-

Registration for Online Attendance :   
NA

Registration for in Person Attendance :   
NA


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

Contact Name:  Carly Brody
Contact Email:  cbrody@nas.edu
Contact Phone:  2023342717

Agenda
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
Is it a Closed Session Event?
Yes

Closed Session Summary Posted After the Event

The following committee members were present at the closed sessions of the event:

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


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

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