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Candice Hopkins

Candice Hopkins is a Physical Scientist for the USGS Water Resources Mission Area.

Candice Hopkins serves as a Product Owner on the Internet of Water Team for the USGS Water Mission Area and is responsible for several multi-agency data sharing products, including the Water Quality Portal (WQP), National Groundwater Monitoring Network ( NGWMN) Data Portal, and the National Environmental Methods Index (NEMI). Candice is actively involved with several aspects of modernizing USGS's data delivery system. She is focused on delivering findable, accessible, interoperable, and reusable water data to the public through modern, intuitive services and interfaces. 

Candice is co-located at the Idaho Water Science Center. Her past research was focused on groundwater geochemistry and water quality in several parts of the Western US, including Idaho. Candice currently serves as the USGS Co-Chair for the 2023 National Monitoring Conference.


B.S. Geology, 2007, Southern Methodist University

B.S. Economics, 2007, Southern Methodist University 

M.S. Hydrology, 2009, University of Arizona

University of Minnesota Hydrology Field Camp, 2007


National Water Quality Monitoring Council (NWQMC)

American Water Resources Association (AWRA)

Association of Women Geoscientists (AWG)

Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC)