WATER RESOURCES RESEARCH GRANT PROPOSAL
Project ID: GU1301
Title: Information Management
Focus Categories: Climatological Processes, Management and Planning
Keywords: Water Resources Management, Climate Data, Rainfall Data
Start Date: 03/01/2001
End Date: 02/28/2002
Federal Funds: $4,322
Non-Federal Matching Funds: $0
Congressional District: N/A
Leroy F. Heitz
Professor, University of Guam
WERI's mission involves maintaining and providing water resources related data to researchers, water resources mangers, educators and the general population of the islands of the Western Pacific. This project will provide funding to maintain subscriptions to a wide variety of data sources dealing with meteorology, climatology and hydrologic data. These resources will be maintained at WERI and made available to researchers, water managers, educators and the general public throughout the region.
Communication and information exchange between experts in the area of water resources is vital to improvements in the wise use of this resource. In the past WERI published a Directory of Water Resources Expertise in Guam and the Federated States of Micronesia. This publication was not only valuable to administrators and faculty at WERI but was also quite useful to those in government agencies and the public at large who were interested in contacting people with expertise in a particular field. Because of turnover in personnel in the region we feel that it is time to update and reprint this publication. We will be adding listings for those from the Commonwealth of the Northern Marianas Islands. We are proposing to print approximately 150 copies of the directory plus we will be publishing the expertise directory on WERI's Web page.