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DRBC Participates in Congressional Briefing on National Water Census

DRBC Deputy Executive Director Bob Tudor on September 13, 2013 participated in a congressional briefing in Washington, D.C. led by the U.S. Geological Survey to share information on how the USGS and its partners are making progress towards a National Water Census.

Other speakers at the "Every Drop Counts" briefing held in the Rayburn House Office Building on Capitol Hill included USGS National Water Census Coordinator Eric Evenson and Western States Water Council Executive Director Anthony Willardson. The event was hosted by the American Water Works Association.

Tudor's presentation (pdf 4.4 MB) to the approximately 40 attendees provided DRBC's perspective on Water Census progress. The Delaware River Basin is one of three focus areas under review as part of this USGS water availability initiative. The other two areas are the Apalachicola-Chattahoochee-Flint Basin and the Colorado River Basin.

"The more accurately we can assess the quantity and quality of our water resources, the better we can know whether our strategies for conserving and improving those resources are actually having the desired beneficial effect," Tudor said.