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Molly S Wood

Molly Wood is currently on detail as the Acting Chief of the International Science Collaboration Branch in the USGS’ Office of International Programs. She was formerly the Acting Chief of the USGS Water Resources Mission Area’s Hydrologic Networks Branch and the USGS National Sediment Specialist.

Molly is a Senior Hydrologist for the USGS’ Water Resources Mission Area Headquarters, currently on detail to the USGS Office of International Programs. She has an educational background in Civil and Environmental Engineering and has worked in both the private consulting and federal government sectors. In her normal USGS Headquarters role, she serves as an advisor and coordinator for national sediment transport and surface water monitoring activities. She helps set national policies for water resources monitoring, advises on funding priorities, provides expert advice and training, and develops innovative water monitoring techniques to inform water resource management decisions. Previous USGS roles include serving as a Hydrologist for the Florida Integrated Science Center working on the Comprehensive Everglades Restoration Plan, as a Hydrologist and Surface Water Specialist for the Idaho Water Science Center, and as the acting Chief of the USGS Headquarters’ Hydrologic Networks Branch. She has provided technical assistance with hydrologic data collection and research activities to government agencies and organizations across the world, including in Iraq, Laos, Chile, and Brazil.