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Media Advisory: Water Use: Every Drop Counts
Released: 10/28/2009 6:26:21 AM

Contact Information:
U.S. Department of the Interior, U.S. Geological Survey
Office of Communication
119 National Center
Reston, VA 20192
David Hebert 1-click interview
Phone: 703-648-4474



Water is our single largest commodity, but we don’t account for our water resources as we do for other important commodities. How has our use of water across the United States changed in the past 50 years? Come learn what the USGS and its partners know — and don’t know — about the nation’s use of water.

What:

The media is invited to a congressional briefing on how water is used throughout the country and what still needs to be learned about water use.

Who:

Anne Castle, Assistant Secretary for Water and Science, Department of the Interior
Robert Hirsch, Research Hydrologist, U.S. Geological Survey
Sue Lowry, Interstate Streams Administrator, Wyoming State Engineer’s Office
David Naftzger, Executive Director, Council of Great Lakes Governors

Where:

2261 Rayburn House Office Building
Washington, D.C.

When:

Friday, October 30, 2009
10-11 a.m.

Hosts:

Senator Jim Risch (ID)
Congressman Jim Moran (VA)
Congressman Vernon Ehlers (MI)

Sponsors:

American Water Works Association
Association of Metropolitan Water Agencies

Refreshments will be served.


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