The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) Cooperative Water Program (CWP), online at http://water.usgs.gov/coop/, monitors and assesses water in every state, protectorate, and territory of the United States in partnership with about 1,550 local, state, and tribal agencies. CWP provides online access to water data on streams, groundwater and water quality, as well as scientific findings on water availability, ecosystem health, water quality and drinking water, water hazards, energy, and climate.
Highlights of CWP activities for the Spring 2012 quarter include the following (click on the links provided for more information):
Hydraulic fracturing studies by state USGS Water Science Centers (Read more)
Climate change and water availability (Read more)
Stakeholder recommendations for the Cooperative Water Program—a national synthesis (Read more under “Stakeholders Speak”);
Comments and feedback on the Cooperative Water Program are welcome via e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. To subscribe to USGS CWP HIGHLIGHTS, send an email message to Listproc@listserver.usgs.gov (Insert one line in the message body – subscribe CWP-HIGHLIGHTS FirstName LastName).
This information was provided via the Virginia Water Monitoring Council (VWMC). Please feel free to forward this information. When forwarding, please acknowledge the VWMC. Archived announcements are posted on the VWMC’s website: http://www.vwrrc.vt.edu/vwmc/announcements.asp. The VWMC is able to provide these announcements and others because of generous grants from the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality’s Citizen Monitoring Grant Program, and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency through the Virginia Department of Health.