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Water for the Nation: An overview of the USGS Water Resources Division

January 1, 2012

The Water Resources Division (WRD) of the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) provides reliable, impartial, timely information needed to understand the Nation's water resources. WRD actively promotes the use of this information by decisionmakers to: * Minimize the loss of life and property as a result of water-related hazards such as floods, droughts, and land movement. * Effectively manage ground-water and surface-water resources for domestic, agricultural, commercial, industrial, recreational, and ecological uses. * Protect and enhance water resources for human health, aquatic health, and environmental quality. * Contribute to wise physical and economic development of the Nation's resources for the benefit of present and future generations.

Citation Information

Publication Year 1998
Title Water for the Nation: An overview of the USGS Water Resources Division
DOI 10.3133/70039478
Authors
Publication Type Report
Publication Subtype USGS Unnumbered Series
Series Title General Information Product
Series Number
Index ID 70039478
Record Source USGS Publications Warehouse
USGS Organization International Water Resources Branch