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Molly S Wood

Molly Wood is the Acting Deputy Director of the Observing Systems Division and Chief of the Hydrologic Networks Branch.

Molly is a Senior Hydrologist and Branch Chief for the USGS’ Water Resources Mission Area Headquarters. She has an educational background in Civil and Environmental Engineering and has worked in both the private consulting and federal government sectors. She helps set national policies for water resources monitoring, advises on funding priorities, provides expert advice and training, and develops innovative water monitoring techniques to inform water resource management decisions. Previous USGS roles include serving as a Hydrologist for the Florida Integrated Science Center working on the Comprehensive Everglades Restoration Plan, a Hydrologist and Surface Water Specialist for the Idaho Water Science Center, the National Sediment Specialist for the Water Resources Mission Area, and the acting Chief of the USGS Office of International Programs’ Branch of International Science Collaboration. She has provided technical assistance with hydrologic data collection and research to government agencies and organizations across the world..