In 2021, a pandemic reawakened concern with ecology, the science of interconnections. The Chesapeake Bay is the nation's largest estuary, but it does not stand alone. It is part of a large and dynamic ecosystem of rivers, streams, groundwater, and geologic provinces. This webinar focuses on how to discover information sources related to the topics of precipitation, water temperature, water use (water quantity), water-supply systems, surface water, groundwater, water quality, floods, droughts, and hurricanes. Information sources include databases, publications, maps, models, and field and laboratory methods. Sample research questions and consultation illustrate the history of water resources and how to find and use hydrology materials produced by governments and organizations outside of the traditional commercial publishing and delivery methods to assist you with your next water-resources library research inquiry.
Emily C. Wild served as a hydrologist and librarian (physical scientist) for the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) for 23 years prior to joining Princeton University in 2018, as Librarian for Chemistry, Geosciences & Environmental Studies.