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Jaime A Painter

Jaime Painter is the Program Manager for the Water Use and Water Budget Research Science Programs for the USGS Water Resources Mission Area.

Jaime Painter has been with the U.S. Geological Survey since 2000.  Her early career was spent employing geospatial analytics toward national, regional, and local topics of water availability and use. Water use science emerged as a natural fit and an area for which USGS had a mission and capacity to improve the state of science. Jaime has worked in the field of water use since 2008 primarily focused on irrigation water use. In her current role as Program Manager, she helps establish pathways to ensure that USGS information enhances the understanding, quantification, prediction, and accessibility of comprehensive and reliable water budget information for all States and territories. Knowing the amount of water society is using today and needs for the future where climate varies, and land-use and population changes is critical to understanding water availability and to assure that future water needs can be met