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Media Advisory: New Federal Agreement to Support Water Resources Management
Released: 5/9/2011 9:27:55 AM

Contact Information:
U.S. Department of the Interior, U.S. Geological Survey
Office of Communication
119 National Center
Reston, VA 20192
Chris Vaccaro, NOAA
Phone: 301-713-0622

Kara Capelli, USGS
Phone: 571-420-9408

Gene Pawlik, USACE 1-click interview
Phone: 202-459-3593

In partnership with: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, US Army Corps of Engineers

To address the nation's growing water challenges and guide critical water management decisions, NOAA, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, and U.S. Geological Survey are forming an innovative federal partnership that will unify and leverage each agency’s resources including science, information, programs and capabilities. This will improve water resource forecasts, streamline access to water information, and enable more informed decision making.  Following brief remarks, speakers will address questions.

What: Signing ceremony for interagency Memorandum of Understanding enhancing water management information and flood forecasting

When: Wednesday, May 11; 2:00 p.m. ET

Where: Georgetown Waterfront Park, Washington, D.C. (northwest corner of the park, along Water St. and northwest of 33rd St.; metered parking is an option along Water St.)

  • Jane Lubchenco, Ph.D.,under secretary of commerce for oceans and atmosphere and NOAA administrator
  • Marcia McNutt, Ph.D., director, U.S. Geological Survey
  • The Honorable Jo-Ellen Darcy, assistant secretary of the Army for Civil Works

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