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The Water Resources Research Act Program is a Federal-State partnership that plans, facilitates, and conducts research that helps resolve State and regional water problems; promotes technology transfer; promotes dissemination and application of research; trains scientists through participation in research; and awards competitive grants under the Water Resources Research Act.

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The Institutes

The Institutes

There are 54 Water Resources Research Institutes or Centers, one in each of the 50 states as well as the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and Guam.

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Grant Applications

Grant Applications

The request for FY 2019 National Competitive Grant (104g) applications has been announced. Download the announcement here.

The request for FY 2019 Annual Base Grant (104b) applications has been announced. Download the announcement here.

Grants and Internships

The state water resources research institutes, organized as the National Institutes for Water Resources (NIWR), cooperate with the USGS to support water research through these grants and internships:

Annual Base Grants

National Competitive Grants

Coordination Grants

Student Internships

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Date published: March 2, 2019
Status: Active

National Water Census: Water Use

Through the National Water Census, USGS will provide more comprehensive reporting of national information on withdrawal, conveyance, consumptive use, and return flow by water-use category. Water-use data enables water managers to plan more strategically and enables the analysis of trends of over time. It is also vital to water-availability studies such as watershed and groundwater models.

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Year Published: 1988

Satellite image atlas of glaciers of the world

U.S. Geological Survey Professional Paper 1386, Satellite Image Atlas of Glaciers of the World, contains 11 chapters designated by the letters A through K. Chapter A provides a comprehensive, yet concise, review of the "State of the Earth's Cryosphere at the Beginning of the 21st Century: Glaciers, Global Snow Cover, Floating Ice, and Permafrost...

Williams, Richard S.; Ferrigno, Jane G.; Williams, Richard S.; Ferrigno, Jane G.
Satellite image atlas of glaciers of the world; 1988; PP; 1386; Edited by Williams, Richard S., Jr.; Ferrigno, Jane G.

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March 5, 2019

USGS Streamgaging — Keeping the pulse on the Nation’s streams

What is water up to? Keeping the pulse on the Nation’s streams - USGS Streamgaging and the Groundwater and Streamflow Information Program.
 

June 3, 2016

Particle Tracking

The Arizona Water Science Center discusses the use of a new method, called particle tracking, that will revolutionize the way USGS obtains stream flow data.

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