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Science, Society, Solutions:
images of three blue water dropsGround-Water Resources for the Future

   Other Science, Society, Solutions Briefings
Hosted by The Groundwater Foundation   This link leaves the USGS site.
Congressional Sponsors:   Representative Tom Davis (VA)
   Senator Gordon Smith (OR)
   Representative Gene Green (TX)

Thursday, March 29, 2001
10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

Room 2261, Rayburn Building
(The Education Committee Room)
Washington, DC


William Alley
U.S. Geological Survey
Frederick Lissner
Oregon Water Resources Department
Ron Neighbors
Harris-Galveston Coastal Subsidence District

Directions to Rayburn House Office Building:

East on Rt.66 over the Roosevelt Bridge; right on Independence Avenue. Follow Independence past the construction of the Botanic Gardens; right on Canal Street (2 blocks); left on D Street.
Pay parking is on the right between D Street and Canal Street.

Girl drinking water from water fountain    130 Million People in the
United States Drink Ground Water

There is an increasing need to understand and manage water resources in a sustainable manner. Learn how state and local water agencies are using USGS earth and biological science information to effectively address ground-water pumping and subsidence issues in an attempt to preserve the sustainability of one of our Nation's most precious natural resources.

Tucson, AZ cityscape    Large-scale ground-water pumping has depleted ground-water resources in urban and rural areas. Pivot sprinkler irrigation of a cornfield

Everyone is welcome to attend this briefing. Presentations will illustrate how the earth and biological science information generated by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) is helping state and local decision makers effectively address societal, environmental, and economic needs.

Artists rendition of surface water and ground water interaction.
Ground water and surface water are a single resource -- changes in one affect the other.

For more information about USGS Water Resource programs and activities, please contact William Alley.

For more information about this topic or the briefing series, please contact the USGS Office of Communications

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