By the numbers: Arkansas
- 1,571 geoscience employees (excludes self-employed)1
- 9.59 billion gallons/day: total groundwater withdrawal3
- $771 million: value of nonfuel mineral production in 20174
- 70 total disaster declarations, including 28 severe storm, 17 flood, and 15 tornado disasters (1953-2017)6
- $184,000: NSF GEO grants awarded in 201714...
Agencies Working on Geoscience Issues in arkansas
The Arkansas Department of Emergency Management (ADEM) is Arkansas’ Homeland Security and Preparedness Agency. ADEM serves as the state’s coordination center for the capabilities necessary to prevent, protect against, mitigate the effects of, respond to, and recover from those threats that pose the greatest risk to the security of the Nation.
The Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality (ADEQ) is the state's main environmental protection agency, charged with protecting, enhancing, and restoring the environment for Arkansans.
The mission of the Arkansas Energy Office is to promote energy efficiency, clean technology and sustainable strategies that encourage economic development, energy security and the environmental well-being for all citizens of Arkansas.
The mission of the Arkansas Geological Survey is to serve the people of Arkansas by providing geological information in order to develop and enable effective management of the State’s mineral, fossil fuel and water resources while protecting the environment.
The Arkansas Natural Resources Commission establishes policy and makes funding and regulatory decisions relative to soil conservation, nutrient management, water rights, dam safety and water resources planning and development.