Water Priorities for the Nation—U.S. Geological Survey Integrated Water Availability Assessments

Fact Sheet 2020-3044
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Abstract

The United States faces growing challenges to its water supply, infrastructure, and aquatic ecosystems because of population growth, climate change, floods and droughts, and aging water delivery systems. To help address these challenges, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) Water Resources Mission Area has established new strategic priorities that capitalize on the operational and scientific strengths of the USGS to address these complex societal issues. The USGS Integrated Water Availability Assessment Program within the Water Resources Mission Area will provide nationally consistent assessments of water available for human and ecological needs and identify factors that limit water availability. Integrated Water Availability Assessments will assess current conditions, long-term trends, factors responsible for current conditions and observed trends, and provide forecasts of future changes at national and regional scales.

Suggested Citation

Miller, M.P., Clark, B.R., Eberts, S.M., Lambert, P.M., and Toccalino, P., 2020, Water priorities for the Nation—U.S. Geological Survey Integrated Water Availability Assessments: U.S. Geological Survey Fact Sheet 2020–3044, 2 p., https://doi.org/10.3133/fs20203044.

ISSN: 2327-6932 (online)

ISSN: 2327-6916 (print)

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Table of Contents

  • Integrated Water Availability Assessments
  • National Assessments
  • Regional Assessments
  • Reference Cited

Additional publication details

Publication type Report
Publication Subtype USGS Numbered Series
Title Water priorities for the Nation—U.S. Geological Survey Integrated Water Availability Assessments
Series title Fact Sheet
Series number 2020-3044
DOI 10.3133/fs20203044
Year Published 2020
Language English
Publisher U.S. Geological Survey
Publisher location Reston, VA
Contributing office(s) WMA - Office of Planning and Programming
Description 2 p.
Country United States
Other Geospatial Conterminous United States
Online Only (Y/N) N
Additional Online Files (Y/N) N
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