National Water-Quality Assessment (NAWQA) Program
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Eric J. Evenson serves as the U. S. Geological Survey (USGS) Coordinator for the Water for America Initiative, which began in 2008. The USGS Water for America Initiative is the Survey’s planned water census activity, which will investigate the various aspects of water availability. Previous to this appointment, Evenson served as Regional Program Officer of the USGS, Northeastern Region Water Programs since 2002, after having served ten years in the USGS, New Jersey District Office as the District Chief and the Associate District Chief. He worked for the environmental consulting firm of Metcalf & Eddy, Inc from 1990 to 1992 and worked for the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection’s Division of Water Resources from 1979 to 1990. During his tenure at the Division of Water Resources Evenson was integrally involved with the Water Supply and Safe Drinking Water Programs, Planning and Standards, the New Jersey Geological Survey, and the development of the Clean Ocean Program.
Mr. Evenson is a graduate of University of Nebraska at Lincoln with a B.S. in Zoology and a M.S. in Ecology. He has served at various times as a member of the Management Committee of two National Estuary Programs - Delaware Bay and Barnegat Bay and as an alternate commissioner representing the State of New Jersey on the Delaware River Basin Commission.