By the numbers: Delaware
- 1,367 geoscience employees (excludes self-employed)1
- 170 million gallons/day: total groundwater withdrawal3
- $25 million: value of nonfuel mineral production in 20174
- 21 total disaster declarations, including 8 hurricane, 5 snow, and 4 severe storm disasters (1953-2017)⁶
- $4.29 million: NSF GEO grants awarded in 201714...
Agencies Working on Geoscience Issues in delaware
The mission of the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control (DNREC) is to engage all stakeholders to ensure the wise management, conservation and enhancement of the State’s natural resources; protect public health and the environment; provide quality outdoor recreation; improve the quality of life; lead energy policy and climate preparedness; and educate the public on historic, cultural and natural resource use, requirements and issues.
The Delaware Emergency Management Agency (DEMA) is the lead state agency for coordination of comprehensive emergency preparedness, training, response, recovery and mitigation services in order to save lives, protect Delaware's economic base and reduce the impact of emergencies.
The mission of the DGS is to provide objective earth science information, advice, and service to its stakeholders–the citizens, policy makers, industries, and educational institutions of Delaware.