NIWR Participates in National Conversation on Integrated Water Information for the 21st Century

by Arizona Water Resources Research Center and NIWR

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On July 12-14, 2016, Arizona Water Resources Research Center Director and Past President of the National Institutes for Water Resources, Dr. Sharon B. Megdal, participated in the National Conversation on Integrated Water Information for the 21st Century, in Washington, D.C. Dr. Megdal was a panelist in a roundtable discussion on "Water Partnerships: Collaborating to Create and Use Water Information".

Sponsored by National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, along with the Secretary of the Army, U.S. Department of the Interior, University Corporation for Atmospheric Research, and the U.S. Water Partnership, the Conversation brought together scientists, agency personnel, and others to discuss how to deliver more robust and integrated water-related data to help communities and businesses build resilience and plan for the future. Dr. Megdal brought attention to the NIWR network and discussed how its members provide a valuable conduit to students and researchers nationwide.In addition, Dr. Megdal commented on the role of universities in research and educating the next generation of scientists and reinforced consideration of the role of Cooperative Extension in delivering water and climate science to stakeholders.