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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.
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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). Sta work collaboratively to deliver water information and education to multiple audiences across the state.
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 Annual Report highlights our efforts during 2017, including groundbreaking research on groundwater governance, antibiotic resistance in water, and stakeholder engagement practices; programs that foster sustainable water planning in Arizona’s rural communities, effective educational strategies; respected outreach to multiple audiences, and nurturing of future water resources professionals.
A 4-page summary and infographic presenting WRRC accomplishments in 2017.
Appendix A: Strategic Planning Metrics
Appendix A contains the WRRC 2017 Strategic Plan metrics, which details the 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. Annual Partnership Metrics detail the multitude of partnerships and estimate the impacts of partnerships, established by the WRRC in sectors throughout the University, Arizona, the Region, the Nation, and the World. READ APPENDIX A
Appendix B: Supplemental Information
Appendix B contains details on WRRC efforts in 2017 to realize research, education, extension, outreach, and engagement goals. 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.