Water Resources

Education

The Water Resources Mission Area provides educational resources for everyone from middle schoolers to water-resource professionals. Below are some of the eduational materials and training resources we offer.

Filter Total Items: 9
Date published: April 25, 2019
Status: Completed

Water Resources Discipline Research Seminar Series

The Water Resources Discipline (predecessor of the Water Mission Area) Research Seminar Series hosted a wide range of speakers on a diverse array of water research topics.  Archived videos of many seminars are available for viewing.

Attribution: Water Resources
Date published: April 24, 2019
Status: Active

Pacific Region Colloquium

The Pacific Region Colloquium, founded in February 1996 as the Western Region Colloquium, was a monthly speaker series that spanned the spectrum of earth and environmental science. 

Contacts: Tamara Wilson
Attribution: Water Resources
Date published: March 4, 2019
Status: Active

Water Science School

Welcome to the U.S. Geological Survey's (USGS) Water Science School. We offer information on many aspects of water, along with pictures, data, maps, and an interactive center where you can give opinions and test your water knowledge.

Attribution: Water Resources
Date published: October 26, 2018
Status: Completed

Aquifer Basics

An aquifer is a geologic formation, a group of formations, or a part of a formation that contains sufficient saturated permeable material to yield significant quantities of water to wells and springs. This site explains the geology of aquifers and provides a general overview and maps of the principal aquifers of the United states.

Attribution: Water Resources
Date published: October 23, 2018
Status: Completed

Water Education Posters

Our Water Education Posters present nine different water-related topics drawn in a unique and creative cartoon format. These downloadable posters include additional information and activities appropriate for students in elementary and middle school.

Attribution: Water Resources
Date published: March 12, 2018
Status: Active

Science in Your Watershed

The Science in Your Watershed website helps you find scientific information organized on a watershed basis. This information, coupled with observations and measurements made by the watershed groups, provides a powerful foundation for characterizing, assessing, analyzing, and maintaining the status and health of a watershed.

Attribution: Water Resources
Date published: March 1, 2018
Status: Active

Birdsall-Dreiss Distinguished Lecturer: Clifford I. Voss

Clifford Voss was selected as the 2015 Birdsall-Dreiss Distinguished Lecturer by the Geological Society of America. Cliff, an internationally recognized expert in groundwater modeling, has over 35 years of project management, implementation, field work and research experience in groundwater systems. Upon request, Cliff will present general-audience lectures on groundwater or ground ice/...

Attribution: Water Resources
Date published: February 14, 2017

Water Education Posters

USGS Water Education Posters for Elementary and Middle Schools

Download posters covering nine different water topics that are drawn in a cartoon format. Activites are included and Elementary and Middle School versions are available.

Date published: April 14, 2016

Water Cycle Diagram for Schools

Learn about water! As part of the USGS's Water Science School, we have created a water-cycle diagram for schools and "kids" of all ages, from 5-105. Our diagram is available in over 20 languages. We also offer an interactive diagram which allows you to "...