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The USGS collaborates with other government agencies to share information and coordinate science activities. Some collaborations are specific to individual projects. Other collaborations are ongoing through formal committees or groups. Examples of national multi-agency committees whose mission or scope include issues related to groundwater and drought include:
NationalDrought Resilience Partnership
Launched in November 2013, the National Drought Resilience Partnership will make it easier for communities to access the drought assistance they need by promoting strong partnership and information sharing at all levels of government. It will also build on existing efforts to provide States, Tribes and local communities risk-informed decision making tools for drought preparedness planning.
Federal Advisory Committee on Water Information (ACWI)
ACWI works to improve water information available for decision makers. The ACWI Subcommittee on Ground Water (SOGW) develops and encourages implementation of a nationwide, long term groundwater quantity and quality monitoring framework that would provide information necessary for the planning, management, and development of groundwater supplies, including planning for and responding to drought.
Subcommittee on Water Availability and Quality (SWAQ)
SWAQ advises the National Science and Technology Council (NSTC) and the Committee on Environment, Natural Resources, and Sustainability (CENRS) on the availability and quality of water resources of the United States. The SWAQ focuses on science issues and associated policy options related to research and improvements in technology.
Additional Federal Government Drought Online Resources