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During week of October 17th, 2022, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) Office of International Programs (OIP) team of Joel Groten, Brain McCallum, and Travis Knight completed a mission in Brazil to discuss the partnership (started in 2014) and project renewal with the National Agency for Water and Basic Sanitation (ANA) and the Geological Survey of Brazil (SGB-CPRM).

The USGS hydrologists were at ANA's headquarters on Monday (17th) and Tuesday (18th) and met with the ANAs governing body, superintendents and the CPRM board to discuss the proposals for formalizing the next phase of the project. On October 19, the USGS and ANA traveled to do a field visit in the Amazon River basin, in Manacapuru, with CPRM staff to carry out the task of measuring streamflow and sample suspended sediment.

 

Six men standing in front of three flags, American, Brazil and other
USGS meeting with National Agency for Water and Basic Sanitation (ANA) scientists in Brazil, standing in front of three flags (L-R) American flag, Brazilian Flag, ANA logo flag. (L-R) Mauricio Abijaodi, Brian McCallum, Filipe Sampaio, Joel Groten, Travis Knight, and Vitor Saback. ANA (Agencia Nacional De Aguas E Saneamento Basico)
Six men standing on steps in front of building with words Agencia Nacional De Aguas E Saneamento Basico
USGS meeting with National Agency for Water and Basic Sanitation (ANA) scientists in Brazil. Top (L – R) ANA Scientists Vitor Saback, Brian McCallum, Mauricio Abijaodi Bottom (L-R) USGS Hydrologists Travis Knight, Joel Groten, Filipe Sampaio ANA (Agencia Nacional De Aguas E Saneamento Basico)
Yellow suspended sampler suspended off side blue and white research vessel and brown water below
Yellow sediment sampler suspended off side of boat in Manacapuru, Amazon River Basin, Brazil, during a field trip with USGS and National Agency for Water and Basic Sanitation (ANA) scientists (Brazil) and Geological Survey of Brazil (SGB-CPRM). ANA (Agencia Nacional De Aguas E Saneamento Basico) SGB-CPRM (Geological Survey of Brazil)
Group of scientists standing on shore in front of research vessel in Amazon River Basin
USGS, ANA and Geological Survey of Brazil (SGB-CPRM) staff standing in front of an ANA/SBG-CPRM research vessel in the Amazon River basin in Manacapuru, Brazil to measure measure streamflow and sample suspended sediment. SGB-CPRM (Geological Survey of Brazil) ANA (Agencia Nacional De Aguas E Saneamento Basico)  
Scientists review data on a laptop on deck of a research vessel
USGS, ANA and SBG-CPRM staff reviewing streamflow measurements on board an ANA/SBG-CPRM research vessel in the Amazon River basin in Manacapuru, Brazil. USGS staff in middle wearing orange shirt and yellow PFD, ANA and SGB-CPRM staff in navy blue attire discuss measurements and look over data. SGB-CPRM (Geological Survey of Brazil) ANA (Agencia Nacional De Aguas E Saneamento Basico)