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Fact Sheet 2013–3064

U.S. Geological Survey Water Science Strategy

By Eric J. Evenson and Randall C. Orndorff

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This fact sheet describes the Water Science Strategy, presented in detail in Circular 1383–G, "U.S. Geological Survey Water Science Strategy--Observing, Understanding, Predicting, and Delivering Water Science to the Nation." This fact sheet looks at the relevant issues facing society and describes the strategy built around observing, understanding, predicting, and delivering water science for the next 5 to 10 years by building new capabilities, tools, and delivery systems to meet the Nation’s water-resource needs. This fact sheet presents the vision of water science for the U.S. Geological Survey and the societal issues that are influenced by, and in turn influence, the water resources of the Nation. The fact sheet describes the five goals of the Water Science Strategy. Nine priority actions also are presented, which combine and elevate the numerous specific strategic actions contained within Circular 1383–G. The fact sheet concludes with a discussion of the intended outcomes of the Water Science Strategy.

First posted August 20, 2013

For additional information contact:
Office of Associate Director, Water
U.S. Geological Survey
150 National Center
Reston, VA 20192

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Evenson, E.J., and Orndorff, R.C., 2013, U.S. Geological Survey Water Science Strategy: U.S. Geological Survey Fact Sheet 2013-3064, 2 p.,

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