AGENCY: United States Geological Survey, Interior.
ACTION: Notice of an open meeting of the Advisory Committee on Water
SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given of a meeting of the ACWI. This meeting
is to discuss broad policy-related topics relating to national water
initiatives, and the development and dissemination of water
information, through reports from ACWI subgroups. The agenda will
include updates from ACWI's various subcommittees; a report on the 9th
National Monitoring Conference, which was held earlier this year in
Cincinnati, Ohio; a presentation of the water chapter of the Third
National Climate Assessment; and a report on the Hydrologic Frequency
Analysis Work Group's progress on revising Bulletin 17B, Guidelines For
Determining Flood Flow Frequency.
The ACWI was established under the authority of the Office of
Management and Budget Memorandum M-92-01 and the Federal Advisory
Committee Act. The purpose of the ACWI is to provide a forum for water
information users and professionals to advise the Federal Government on
activities and plans that may improve the effectiveness of meeting the
Nation's water information needs. Member organizations help to foster
communications between the Federal and non-Federal sectors on sharing
Membership, limited to 35 organizations, represents a wide range of
water resources interests and functions. Representation on the ACWI
includes all levels of government, academia, private industry, and
professional and technical societies. For more information on the ACWI,
its membership, subgroups, meetings and activities, please see the Web
site at: http://ACWI.gov.
DATES: The formal meeting will take place from 9:00 a.m. until 4:30
p.m. on August 19, 2014, and from 9:00 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. on August
20, 2014 (times are Eastern Daylight Time).
ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held in the auditorium of the U.S.
Geological Survey National Center, located at 12201 Sunrise Valley
Drive, Reston, Virginia 20192. The meeting will also be accessible by
teleconference and WebEx. There will also be a teleconference line and
a WebEx internet link available for the use of those who cannot attend
in person. Information on the teleconference and WebEx will be
available on the ACWI Web site: http://acwi.gov.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Wendy E. Norton, ACWI Executive
Secretary and Chief, Water Information Coordination Program, U.S.
Geological Survey, 12201 Sunrise Valley Drive, MS 417, Reston, VA
20192. Telephone 703-648-6810; Fax 703-648-5644; email