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Main Title Review of the waters network science plan /
CORP Author National Research Council (U.S.). Committee on the Review of Water and Environmental Research Systems (WATERS) Network.
Publisher National Academies Press,
Year Published 2010
OCLC Number 642212887
ISBN 0309153131; 9780309153133
Subjects Hydrology--Research--United States. ; Water-supply--United States--Management. ; Water quality management--United States. ; Water resources development--United States.
Internet Access
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http://www.nap.edu/catalog.php?record_id=12898
Holdings
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ELBM  GB658.7.N38 2010 AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 11/21/2011
EOAM  GB658.7.N38 2010 Region 8 Technical Library/Denver,CO 07/26/2010
Collation x, 69 p. : col. map ; 23 cm.
Notes
Includes bibliographical references (p. 55-56).
Contents Notes
Introduction -- Evaluation of the WATERS network science plan -- Observational networks -- Major research equipment and facilities construction -- Integration and coordination with existing networks. "One of the most critical issues facing the United States today is the proper management of our water resources. Water availability and quality are changing due to increasing population, urbanization, and land use and climate change, and shortages in water supply have been increasing in frequency in many parts of the country. The National Science Foundation (NSF) has entertained the Water and Environmental Research Systems (WATERS) Network as one possible initiative whereby NSF could provide the advances in the basic science needed to respond effectively to the challenge of managing water resources. The WATERS Network, a joint initiative of the Engineering, the Geosciences, and the Social, Behavioral and Economic Sciences directorates at NSF, is envisioned as an integrated national network of observatories and experimental facilities supporting research, outreach, and education on large-scale, water-related environmental problems. The proposed observatories would provide researchers with access to linked sensing networks, data repositories, and computational tools connected through high-performance computing and telecommunications networks. This book, the final of a series about the WATERS project, provides a more detailed review of the Science Plan and provides advice on collaborating with other federal agencies."--Publisher's description.