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					 Water Resources Center

…conducts and funds research and
outreach related to water resources
in the State
and Region
The WRC: who we are...


   Two Co-Directors, 21 staff
   Administer Water Resources Science
    graduate major
   Conduct and fund research
   Conduct and partner on outreach
Where we came from...

   One of 54 Water Resources
    Research Institutes (WRRI) funded
    by Congress through DOI/USGS
    (1964)
   Center for Agricultural Impacts on
    Water Quality (UM Extension)
    What We Do…

EDUCATION:

   WRS Graduate Program
       Created in 1995
       91 faculty in 26 depts from 11
        colleges
       153 enrolled students from 22
        countries
    What We Do…

RESEARCH:

   WRRI competitive grants
    program
       USGS, UMN, state funds
       2-3 awards per year
   Internal Research Initiatives
       6-8 externally funded projects
    What We Do…

OUTREACH:
   Agricultural community
   State/Fed agencies, Legislature/Congress,
    Gov office
   Citizens
       Shoreland education
       Volunteer Stream Monitoring Partnership
   Professional training
       Onsite sewage treatment program
       Wetland deliniators
   Annual Water Resources Conference: 600
    attendees
Distribution of WRC Budget- Annual
    ~$5 million total; ~2 million/yr

                          O&M
                          tuition
                          NIWR
                          Grants
                          Ext/AES
What makes us successful?

   Co-directors
   Extensive partnerships
   Balance of education, research,
    outreach
   Diversification of funding; leverage
   Extraordinary & dedicated staff