Appendix G
Acronyms


AEC

Atomic Energy Commission

ARS

Agricultural Research Service (USDA)

AAAS

American Association for the Advancement of Science

AHPS

Advanced Hydrologic Prediction Service

ASLO

American Society of Limnology and Oceanography

ATSDR

Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (DHHS)

AWWARF

American Water Works Association Research Foundation


BLM

U.S. Bureau of Land Management (DOI)

BMPs

best management practices


CALFED

California Bay Delta Authority

CDC

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (DHHS)

CENR

Committee on Environment and Natural Resources

CERCLA

Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act

Corps

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

COWRR

Committee on Water Resources Research

CSREES

Cooperative State Research, Education, and Extension Service (USDA)

CRADA

Cooperative Research and Development Agreement

CWA

Clean Water Act


DHHS

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

DoD

U.S. Department of Defense



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Confronting the Nation’s Water Problems: The Role of Research Appendix G Acronyms AEC Atomic Energy Commission ARS Agricultural Research Service (USDA) AAAS American Association for the Advancement of Science AHPS Advanced Hydrologic Prediction Service ASLO American Society of Limnology and Oceanography ATSDR Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (DHHS) AWWARF American Water Works Association Research Foundation BLM U.S. Bureau of Land Management (DOI) BMPs best management practices CALFED California Bay Delta Authority CDC Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (DHHS) CENR Committee on Environment and Natural Resources CERCLA Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act Corps U.S. Army Corps of Engineers COWRR Committee on Water Resources Research CSREES Cooperative State Research, Education, and Extension Service (USDA) CRADA Cooperative Research and Development Agreement CWA Clean Water Act DHHS U.S. Department of Health and Human Services DoD U.S. Department of Defense

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Confronting the Nation’s Water Problems: The Role of Research DOE U.S. Department of Energy DOI U.S. Department of Interior EDRP Exposure-Dose Reconstruction Program EMAP Environmental Monitoring and Assessment Program ENSO El Niño Southern Oscillation EPA U.S. Environmental Protection Agency ERS Economic Research Service (USDA) ESTCP Environmental Security Technology Certification Program (DoD) FCCSET Federal Coordinating Council for Science, Engineering, and Technology FCST Federal Council for Science and Technology FGDC Federal Geographic Data Committee FHA Federal Housing Administration FWS U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (DOI) GAO U.S. General Accounting Office GDP gross domestic product GIS Geographic Information Systems GLERL Great Lakes Environmental Research Laboratory (NOAA) GLHHERP Great Lakes Human Health Effects Research Program GRACE Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment HBN Hydrologic Benchmark Network HUD U.S. Department of Health and Urban Development HHS U.S. Department of Health and Human Services LTER Long-Term Ecological Research MTHM Metric tons heavy metal NASA National Aeronautics and Space Administration NAST National Assessment Synthesis Team NASQAN National Stream Quality Accounting Network NAWQA National Assessment Water Quality program NCEA National Center for Environmental Assessment NCER National Center for Environmental Research NCI National Cancer Institute NEHRP National Earthquake Hazard Reduction Program NERL National Exposure Research Laboratory NEXRAD Next Generation Weather Radar NHEERL National Health and Environmental Effects Research Laboratory

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Confronting the Nation’s Water Problems: The Role of Research NIEHS National Institutes of Environmental Health Science NIH National Institutes of Health NOAA National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration NOS National Ocean Service (NOAA) NRC National Research Council NRMRL National Risk Management Research Laboratory NSB National Science Board NSF National Science Foundation NSDI National Spatial Data Infrastructure NSIP National Streamflow Information Program NSTC National Science and Technology Council NWS National Weather Service (NOAA) NWTRB U.S. Nuclear Waste Technical Review Board NWUIP National Water-Use Information Program OGP Office of Global Programs (NOAA) OMB U.S. Office of Management and Budget ONR Office of Naval Research (DoD) OOAR Office of Oceanic and Atmospheric Research (NOAA) ORD Office of Research and Development (EPA) OSTP Office of Science and Technology Policy OWRR Office of Water Resources Research (formerly DOI) PCAST President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology PHS U.S. Public Health Service RCRA Resource Conservation and Recovery Act R&D Research and development SERDP Strategic Environmental Research and Development Program SDWA Safe Drinking Water Act STAR Science Targeted to Achieve Results (EPA) SWAQ Subcommittee on Water Availability and Quality TMDL Total Maximum Daily Load TNC The Nature Conservancy TSPA Total System Performance Assessment TVA Tennessee Valley Authority USBR U.S. Bureau of Reclamation (DOI) USDA U.S. Department of Agriculture USFS U.S. Forest Service (USDA) USGS U.S. Geological Survey (DOI)

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Confronting the Nation’s Water Problems: The Role of Research USGCRP U.S. Global Change Research Program WERF Water Environment Research Foundation WRB Water Research Board WRRIs Water Resources Research Institutes WSTB Water Science and Technology Board