A research and extension unit of 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). Staff work collaboratively to deliver water information and education to multiple audiences across the state.