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Water Sector Organizations

Organizations that work on adaptation in the water sector are listed below.

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USGS Wyoming Water Science Center

The USGS Wyoming Water Science Center provides current real time data on streamflow, ground water, water quality, precipitation, and lakes and reservoirs from sites throughout Wyoming. The center has historical data on streamflow, ground water, water quality, and other water-related information. The center also has numerous publications, data sheets, projects, and scientific reports on a range of hydrological topics. The USGS operates the most extensive satellite network of stream-gaging stations in the state, many of which form the backbone of flood-warning systems.




University of Rhode Island Coastal Resources Center

The Coastal Resources Center at the Graduate School of Oceanography, University of Rhode Island is dedicated to advancing coastal management worldwide. In addition to assisting in the development and implementation of coastal management programs in Rhode Island and the United States, the Center is active in countries throughout the world promoting the sustainable use of coastal resources for the benefit of all. Implementing coastal management projects in the field, building capacity through education and training, and sharing lessons learned and information throughout the coastal community are the foundation of the Coastal Resources Center's work.




Washington State Department of Natural Resources

The Washington State Department of Natural Resources (WA DNR) manages 5.6 million acres of forest, range, agricultural, aquatic, and commercial lands for the people of Washington. These lands generate more than $200 million a year, much of it to support public schools, state institutions, and county services. They also manage these lands to provide fish and wildlife habitat, clean and abundant water, and public access. 




Water Infrastructure and Resiliency Finance Center (EPA)

The EPA's Water Infrastructure and Resiliency Finance Center provides financial advice to communities for planning, design, and construction decisions related to water utility infrastructure. Founded in January, 2015, the Center seeks to promote effective use of federal funding programs and innovative procurement and partnership strategies, among other goals. The center supports a government-wide effort to increase infrastructure investment and promote economic growth.




Water Research Foundation

With a mission of advancing the science of water, the Water Research Foundation is a member-supported, international, nonprofit organization that sponsors research to enable water utilities, public health agencies, and other professionals to provide safe and affordable drinking water to consumers. This foundation sponsors a research program that is responsive to the needs of the water supply community; identifies the practical benefits of research findings and delivers this knowledge to stakeholders throughout the water supply community; and cultivates partnerships with organizations around the world to leverage funding and share expertise.




Water Resources Research Institute (WRRI)

The mission of the Water Resources Research Institute (WRRI) is to identify the state’s ever-changing research needs, to motivate and support research by qualified scientists, and to provide for technology transfer. 




Water Utility Climate Alliance (WUCA)

The Water Utility Climate Alliance (WUCA) provides leadership and collaboration on climate change issues affecting the country's drinking water utilities. WUCA is developing partnerships with the climate science community, provides feedback on climate change research and data, and supports additional climate change research on a regional and sub-regional basis.




Western Governors' Association (WGA)

The Western Governors' Association is an independent, nonprofit organization representing the Governors of 19 states and three US-Flag Pacific islands. Through their Association, the Governors identify and address key policy and governance issues that include natural resources, the environment, human services, economic development, intergovernmental relations and international relations. Governors use the WGA to develop and advocate policies that reflect regional interests and relationships in debates at the national and state levels.




Western Resource Advocates (WRA)

Western Resource Advocates (WRA) is a non-profit environmental law and policy organization with offices in seven states: Colorado, Utah, Arizona, Nevada, New Mexico, Wyoming, and Idaho. WRA collaborates with conservation groups, hunters and fishermen, ranchers, American Indians, and others to: 1) advance clean energy to reduce pollution and global climate change, 2) promote urban water conservation and river restoration, 3) defend special public lands from energy development and unauthorized off-road vehicle travel, 4) reduce air and water pollution and harmful climate change, 5) protect habitat for threatened, endangered, and sensitive plant and animal species, 6) protect terrestrial, aquatic, and riparian ecosystems, 7) maintain the integrity of public lands, and 8) achieve environmentally sustainable management of energy, land, and water resources.




Western States Federal Agency Support Team (WestFAST)

The Western States Federal Agency Support Team (WestFAST) is a collaboration between 12 Federal agencies with water management responsibilities in the West (Environmental Protection Agency, National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration, Bureau of Reclamation, Bureau of Land Management, , U. S. Geological Survey, U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service, U. S. Forest Service, Natural Resources Conservation Service, U. S. Army Corps of Engineers, U. S. Department of Defense, U. S. Dept. of Energy, and National Aeronautics and Space Administration).