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Water: Improving water resource management through better understanding of the water cycle
Analyst Water-related issues addressed by GEOSS will include: precipitation; soil moisture; streamflow; lake and reservoir levels; snow cover; glaciers and ice; evaporation and transpiration; groundwater; and water quality and water use. GEOSS implementation will improve integrated water resource management by bringing together observations, prediction, and decision support systems and by creating better linkages to climate and other data. In situ networks and the automation of data collection will be consolidated, and the capacity to collect and use hydrological observations will be built where it is lacking.
Sushel Unninayar
Affiliation: UMBC
Country: USA
Region: North America
sushel.unninayar (at)
Advisory Group Members   Current Status: Complete

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Abou Amani
Affiliation: UNESCO Accra, Ghana
Organization: UNCESCO
Region: Africa
Douglas Cripe
Organization: GEO Secretariat
Region: International
Maria Donoso
Affiliation:  UNESCO
Organization: UNESCO
Region: South/Central America
Jay Famiglietti
Affiliation: UCI, also IGWCO
Country: USA
Region: North America
Wolfgang Grabs
Affiliation: WMO - Hyrdology and Water Resources
Organization: WMO
Region: International
Steven Greb
Affiliation: State of Wisconsin, Department of Natural Resources
Country: USA
Region: North America
Rick Lawford
Affiliation: UMBC/U-Waterloo
Country: Canada
Region: International
Annukka Lipponen
Affiliation:  UNECE
Organization: UNECE
Region: Asia/Middle East
Jinping Liu
Affiliation: UNESCAP/WMO Typhoon Committee
Organization: UN-ESCAP
Region: International
Massimo Mementi
Affiliation: U. Strassburg, and EC (CEOP-AEGIS)
Country: France
Region: Europe
Julius Wellens Mensah
Affiliation: Hydro Services - Accra
Country: Ghana
Region: Africa
Osamu Ochiai
Affiliation: JAXA/SAPC
Country: Japan
Region: East Asia
Masami Onoda
Affiliation: GEO Secretariat
Organization: GEO Secretariat

Region: International
Bruce Stewart
Affiliation: Bureau of Meteorology
Country: Australia
Region: Oceania/Australia

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