By the numbers: Mississippi
- 2,820 geoscience employees (excludes self-employed)1
- 2.26 billion gallons/day: total groundwater withdrawal3
- $216 million: value of nonfuel mineral production in 20174
- 68 total disaster declarations, including 29 severe storm, 11 tornado, and 10 flood disasters (1953-2017)6
- $1.02 million: NSF GEO grants awarded in...
Agencies Working on Geoscience Issues in mississippi
The mission of the Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality is to safeguard the health, safety, and welfare of present and future generations of Mississippians by conserving and improving our environment and fostering wise economic growth through focused research and responsible regulation.
The mission of the Mississippi Emergency Management Agency is to coordinate activities that will save lives, protect property and reduce suffering of Mississippi’s citizens and their communities impacted by disasters through a comprehensive and integrated program of disaster preparedness, response, recovery and mitigation initiatives.
The Office of Geology is the component of the Department of Environmental Quality responsible for research into the surface and subsurface geology, paleontology, and mineral resources of Mississippi; regulating the permitting of mines and the reclamation of surface-mined land; and administering the Mississippi Digital Earth Model (MDEM).
The MSWCC guides, promotes and demonstrates the conservation, development, protection and proper utilization of the soil, water and related resources of the State.