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Strategic Directions for the Water Resources Division, 1998-2008

U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 99-249

This report is available as a pdf file pdf symbol ofr99-249.pdf

CONTENTS

Cover

Title page

Back of title page

Foreword

Acknowledgments

Executive summary

Introduction

Water Resources Division in 1998

Mission

Activities

Success factors

About a changing world

Strategic directions in Water Resources Division scientific activities

Priority water-resource issues

Evolution of ongoing scientific programs

Long-term data collection

Surface water

Ground water

Water quality

Water use

Interpretation and assessment

Research and development

Balance among major program components

Balance among discipline areas

Investments in new capabilities

Field and laboratory methods

Instruments and technology

Hydrologic models

Data-base software

Information dissemination

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