Hydrologic Research and Development Program
The Hydrologic Research and Development (HRD) Program:
- Supports investigations that are generally long-term and multi-disciplinary, and that integrate hydrological, geological, chemical, climatic, and biological information related to water resources issues.
- Funds scientists who are tasked with providing insight into potential future water-resources problems, facilitates the study of large difficult hydrologic problems, provides a scientific foundation for other USGS water programs, and supports the development of tools that water-resources investigators and managers need to collect and understand water-resources data, through projects funded under six major research goals.
- Promotes collaboration with scientists from universities and other government agencies and fosters close links to other USGS programs to help ensure that the research is both focused on the development of new concepts and techniques, and that it remains relevant to current USGS programs and DOI management responsibilities.