Toward implementation of a national ground water monitoring network

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Abstract

The Federal Advisory Committee on Water Information's (ACWI) Subcommittee on Ground Water (SOGW) has been working steadily to develop and encourage implementation of a nationwide, long-term ground-water quantity and quality monitoring framework. Significant progress includes the planned submission this fall of a draft framework document to the full committee. The document will include recommendations for implementation of the network and continued acknowledgment at the federal and state level of ACWI's potential role in national monitoring toward an improved assessment of the nation's water reserves. The SOGW mission includes addressing several issues regarding network design, as well as developing plans for concept testing, evaluation of costs and benefits, and encouraging the movement from pilot-test results to full-scale implementation within a reasonable time period. With the recent attention to water resource sustainability driven by severe droughts, concerns over global warming effects, and persistent water supply problems, the SOGW mission is now even more critical.

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Publication type Conference Paper
Publication Subtype Conference Paper
Title Toward implementation of a national ground water monitoring network
DOI 10.2175/193864708788752016
Year Published 2008
Language English
Publisher Water Environment Federation
Contributing office(s) Office of Ground Water
Description 16 p.
Larger Work Type Conference Paper
Larger Work Title Proceedings of the Water Environment Federation, WEFTEC 2008
First page 4416
Last page 4431
Conference Title WEFTEC 2008
Conference Location Chicago, IL
Conference Date October 18-22 2008
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