The National Institutes for Water Resources (NIWR) plays a major role in addressing water-related concerns by
providing a platform for research, training, and collaboration at the state level. Housed in the nation’s land-grant
universities and four U.S. territories, the 54 NIWR member institutes leverage university expertise in research,
education, and outreach to find solutions for the water management challenges we face. With our funding and
educational services, water-related professionals and researchers receive support for the creation of local tools
and policies to better manage our water. These successes start at the local level and have the ability to grow and
make an impact across the United States.
In FY 2015, Congress appropriated $6.5 million dollars in WRRA grant funding, enabling cutting-edge research on
the nation’s most pressing water issues. This financial source requires matching from non-federal sourced funds
from the public and private sector. This local financing significantly leverages the available federal dollars for
Visit the NIWR website to learn more.