Ethan Smith

US Geological Survey (ret.)

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Ethan Timothy Smith is now retired from the Water Resources discipline of the US Geological Survey, after 36 years with USGS, EPA, and other agencies. He has served as President of the USGS Retirees, and as Associate Editor of AWRA Water Resources IMPACT. He carries out research and writes papers on sustainable water resources, and maintains a web site at The web site is generally updated weekly with new publications or actions about water resources worldwide. You can be added to a distribution list that he maintains to send out weekly updates on water resources; contact him if you are interested. He holds a Ph.D. in Planning and Policy Analysis, and a Masters in City and Regional Planning, both from Rutgers University, and a BS in physics from the Polytechnic Inst. of NYU..