NEWS NOTES ON SUSTAINABLE WATER RESOURCES River Science at the USGS Water Science and Technology Board, River Science at the U.S. Geological Sur...

NEWS NOTES ON SUSTAINABLE WATER RESOURCES River Science at the USGS Water Science and Technology Board, River Science at the U.S. Geological Survey , ISBN: 0-309-66681-3, 206 pages, 6 x 9, (2007), National Research Council. https://www.nap.edu/login.php?record_id=11773&page=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.nap.edu%2Fdownload%2F11773To download this report, go to the link shown, and sign in as a guest. The PDF is about 14 M in size. Although this is an older report, the prospect of change may make it relevant to future activities at the USGS. For that reason it may be of interest to a wide variety of water resource scientists. This report is one of a series of studies that the Water Science and Technology Board’s (WSTB) Committee on U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) Water Resources Research has organized. Earlier studies have concerned the National Streamflow Information Program, the National Water-Use Information Program, the National Water-Quality Assessment Program, and the National Research Program, as well as areas of research such as hydrologic hazards science and watershed research. River Science is more like the latter two studies, since there is no formal river science program at the USGS. Rather, there is a wide variety of work along rivers ranging from monitoring streamflow and water-quality parameters to integrated, watershed-based research and national synthesis. Hence, in this report where we refer to a potential future set of activities we use the less formal term “initiative” rather than “program.” As part of various strategic changes at the USGS in 2001, which included instituting matrix management to better enable integrated science, eight bureauwide “Future Science Directions” were identified. These topical areas were coastal environments; earthquake hazards; ecosystem health, sustainability, and land surface change; energy; environmental information science; groundwater resources; invasive species; and rivers. This report will also be linked on the 2017 Reports and Publications Page of the Sustainable Water Resources Site at https://sites.google.com/site/sustainablewaterresources/Tim Smith Sustainable Water Resources Coordinator Government Web Site, https://acwi.gov/Sustainable Water Resources Site, https://sites.google.com/site/sustainablewaterresources/