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We tackle key water policy and management issues, empower informed decision-making, and enrich understanding through engagement, education, and applied research.
The National Institutes for Water Resources (NIWR)
Water issues affect the United States in important ways. The National Institutes for Water Resources (NIWR) plays a major role in addressing the unique water-related concerns of the individual states and the nation as a whole by providing a national platform for collaboration. A Water Resources Research Institute is located in each State, the District of Colombia, and the U.S. Territories of the U.S. Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico, and Guam, for a total of 54 institutes. The NIWR network represents the only authorized federal-state program focused on applied water resources research, education, training, and outreach. The WRRC is Arizona's water institute.
Annual Reports & Appendices
The WRRC 2020 Annual Report highlights our activities and accomplishments throughout the year, in research, engagement, outreach, and education. Featured programs include working with stakeholders to address emerging water challenges in Pinal County, research on harvested rainwater quality, transboundary groundwater cooperation, and outreach to Arizona communities to develop water awareness and an understanding of local water resources. Updates describe continuing activities, such as the annual conference, seminars, and publications and provide a snapshot of recent efforts in furtherance of the WRRC mission.
A two-page brochure and infographic spotlights some of the WRRC’s significant 2020 achievements.
Appendix A: Strategic Planning Metrics
Appendix A contains the WRRC 2020 Strategic Plan metrics, which detail progress towards meeting the four Strategic Goals established in the WRRC 2021 Strategic Plan, a copy of which can be accessed at:
https ://wrrc.arizona.edu/2021-Strategic-Plan. It includes the Annual Partnership Metrics table, which displays the many partnerships established by the WRRC in sectors throughout the University, the state, the region, the nation, and the world. APPENDIX A
Appendix B: Supplemental Information
Appendix B contains specific details on WRRC efforts, accomplishments, and recognition in 2020. READ APPENDIX B
2021 Strategic Plan
This is the WRRC response to Phase III of the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Strategic Planning Process. This document explains our unit’s purpose, vision, mission and shared values, and details specific strategic goals that will enable the WRRC to realize its vision for 2021. It was made public on Friday, September 13, 2013.
A document issued annually that summarizes selected WRRC research, programs, activities, and products.
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A Cooperative Extension center and a research unit in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, the WRRC is the designated state water resources research center established under the 1964 Federal Water Resources Research Act.
The WRRC conducts water policy research and analysis, and its information transfer activities include publications, conferences, lectures, and seminars. Water news and information are provided to the academic community, water professionals, elected and appointed officials, students and the public.
The WRRC is one of five University of Arizona water centers responsible for implementing the Water Sustainability Program, a component of the Water, Energy and Environmental Solutions (WEES), which receives funding from The University of Arizona’s Technology and Research Initiative Fund (TRIF).
WRRC also is home to Arizona Project WET (Water Education for Teachers). Sta work collaboratively to deliver water information and education to multiple audiences across the state.