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Water, whether too much, too little, or of poor quality, plays a pivotal role in our health, safety, environment, and economic security. For years, NOAA and its partners have addressed this challenge by supplying data, tools, and services for different risks to different communities.
The University Corporation for Atmospheric Research (UCAR) is supporting the NOAA Sponsored in-depth conversations on water, entitled "U.S. Water Information in the 21st Century: A Conversation on Integrated Information and Services" with Dr. Kathryn Sullivan, Under Secretary of Commerce for Oceans and Atmosphere and NOAA Administrator.
Three meetings will be taking place:
The intent of these meetings is to initiate a broader national conversation among key stakeholders about what steps can be taken to develop and deliver more robust and integrated water‐related data, information, and prediction services that will help communities and businesses manage risk and plan for the future.
Invitations have been extended to key stakeholders from federal, state, and local governments, water resource and emergency, coastal, and floodplain managers, businesses, and other users affected by the nation’s growing water crisis. Given the growing severity of water challenges facing the nation, participation in these conversations is critical for success.