Water Resources


This section lists all documents (PDFs, Microsoft Word files, etc.) that are currently hosted on the Water Resources Mission Area website. Most of these documents are also available from their associated webpage which will provide more context for their use.

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Three years into the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and at the start of the UN decade “Water for sustainable development”, the state of our water resources is recognized as one of the greatest global challenges faced by our rapidly transforming world. 

Access to reliable information in a timely way is thus an imperative that requires immediate, coordinated action at national, regional and global level and is key to adapting our societies to climate change and improving human quality of life.


The USGS is committed to and is making every possible effort to ensure that all electronic and information technology developed, procured, maintained, or used by the USGS is accessible to people with disabilities, including both our employees and the customers we serve. We are in the process of upgrading our online documents to meet current accessibility standards. If you cannot fully access this document, please contact the USGS Section 508 Coordinator or the USGS Water Mission Area web team to request a different format.