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**Some programs are limited. Please read solicitations carefully and consult your Office of Research for specifics, such as limited applications through your university and internal application deadlines.**

The specific goal of this solicitation is to advance the use of satellite observations and hydrologic modeling to monitor and assess local and regional water quality and quantity for improving water resource risk assessment, economic planning, investment planning, and policy making. Innovative solutions are sought that support an integrated approach by synergistically combining Earth observations, modeling, and existing in situ/partner data sets to address specific, well-defined information needs for water resources management. Examples include satellite-based improvements to water decision support systems, novel approaches for increasing the utility of satellite data in water planning data and models, and solutions for assessing and/or mitigating water-related risks for near- to long-term planning. This solicitation seeks to support the water community’s significant strides towards implementation of an integrated approach to water resources planning to address vulnerabilities in long-term water supply reliability, infrastructure, and balancing environmental, social, and economic considerations.

Deadline: Step-1 Proposal Due Apr 17, 2018; Step-2 Proposal Due Aug 17, 2018. Proposals to this program will be taken by a "binding" two-step process in which the Notice of Intent is replaced by a required five-page Step-1 proposal submitted by an organization Authorized Organizational Representative. Only proposers who submit a Step-1 proposal and are invited to proceed may submit a Step-2 (full) proposal.