Institutions & Capacity; Research, Monitoring, and Evaluation
The Advisory Committee on Water Information (ACWI) in the United States was established under the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA) with the purpose of improving water information for decision making about natural resources management and environmental protection. The Department of the Interior, through the United States Geological Survey (USGS), is designated as the lead agency. Other Federal organizations that fund, collect, or use water resources information work together with the USGS to implement ACWI recommendations.
The Advisory Committee on Water Information (ACWI) provides a forum where water-related Federal agencies can work together to coordinate activities, share resources, and collaborate on the collection, storage, management, analysis and dissemination of water information.
Advisory Committee on Water Information (US)