WSTB. 2002. Envisioning the Agenda for Water Resources Research in Twenty-first Century. Washington, DC: National Academies Press (copies available from the Water Science and Technology Board, National Research Council, 2101 Constitution Avenue, N.W., Washington, DC 20418; telephone: (202) 334-3422, fax: (202) 334-1961, or see

Concerns have grown among the public and water resources professionals about the adequacy of future water supplies, the sustainability and restoration of aquatic ecosystems, and the viability of our current water resource research programs and our institutional and physical water resource infrastructures. This report summarizes discussions about the future of the nation’s water resources and the appropriate research needed to achieve their long-term sustainability.

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