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Stephen Terracciano


Stephen Terracciano is currently the Associate Director for the U.S. Geological Survey, New York Water Science Center on Long Island. His focus is on bridging the gap between science and policy ensuring USGS information and tools meet the needs water-resource agencies at the Federal, State, local, and Tribal levels in New York. He joined the USGS Water Resources Division, Long Island Subdistrict in 1986 where he worked on a variety of groundwater-resources issues. Stephen transferred to the Hawaii District of the Water Resources Division 1989 to work on adequate drinking water supply development throughout Micronesia. Stephen served many roles including Long Island SubDistrict Chief, Section Chief and Project Chief. He has always focused on meeting the particular needs of island water resource agencies. 
Stephen has a Bachelor’s degree in Chemistry from Long Island University and a Master’s degree in Geochemistry from the State University of New York at Stony Brook.

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