In our 2012 Global Hydrological Monitoring Industry Survey, we asked over 750 water professionals about the adequacy of their monitoring network …the vast majority indicated that they would need to significantly increase the density of their network to fully meet their program goals. Only 16 percent were satisfied with the size of their monitoring network.
Water professionals today are struggling to produce all of the timely hydrological information demanded by stakeholders. They need additional funding for instrumentation, staffing, training, and data management. As we face climate change, increased pollution, and the competing demands for water of a growing world population, the gap is widening between water monitoring capacity and the rapidly evolving need for hydrological information to support evidence-based policies, water resource planning, and engineering design. Public safety, food supply, energy production, social justice, environment sustainability, health, and prosperity are all highly inter-dependent on limited water resources.
Additional funding for water monitoring is critically needed today to secure our water future.
It is my pleasure to invite the global water monitoring community to join us on May 28th for an important online presentation and discussion intended to help close the worldwide funding gap for water monitoring.
Founded in 1959, the Interstate Council on Water Policy (ICWP) is a national US organization that promotes integrated water resources management between state, interstate, regional, and other water resources agencies and the nation’s water managers. Our guest webinar speakers are current Executive Director Ryan Muller and past Executive Director Peter Evans. These industry experts will share how they successfully secured US$7.2 million in additional funding for USGS stream gauging over the past two fiscal years. The strategies that they will outline can be scaled to any size funding campaign. Our own Senior Hydrologist Stuart Hamilton will present proven tactics to quantify and qualify the value of your water monitoring and discuss how to build a winning cost/benefit business case for sustainable funding.
Don’t miss this important on-demand webinar – watch it today!
See you there.
The Interstate Council on Water Policy (ICWP) share their success story – learn how they secured US$7.2 million in additional funding for water monitoring over the past two fiscal years. Industry experts Ryan Muller and Peter Evans outline strategies that can be scaled to any size funding campaign. Stu Hamilton presents proven tactics to quantify and qualify the value of your water monitoring and discusses how to build a winning cost/benefit business case. Watch it today!