Water Priorities for the Nation: IWAAs (carousel)

Photo of Lake Mead overlaid with "Observe, Assess, Predict, Deliver" icons

Detailed Description

Water Priorities for the Nation: Integrated Water Availability Assessments. 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 (WMA) has established the Integrated Water Availability Assessments (IWAAs) to capitalize on the operational and scientific strengths of the USGS and engage in these complex societal issues. Substantial advances in water science, together with innovations in technological and computational capabilities, have resulted in sophisticated new monitoring and modeling capabilities that can provide managers with the data, decision support systems, information, and insights needed to address today’s water-availability challenges.

Photo of Lake Mead by Michael Rosen, USGS.


Image Dimensions: 2303 x 915

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Location Taken: US