Observatories for integrated water basin science



For more than 30 years, with the last 20 years at the U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF), I have been immersed in community efforts to focus water resources research on growing societal needs. Past strategies have stumbled, but creative thinking on basin function offers a way out. The following ideas are mine and are not necessarily shared by NSF.


Special thanks go to Praveen Kumar, University of Illinois, for his able advice and assistance in preparing this Forum.