Water Resources Research Center,
February 21, 2020
The UArizona WRRC is one of 54 Water Resources Research Institutes and Centers in the U.S, with one located in each State, as well as in the District of Colombia and in three U.S. Territories. Established under the Water Resources Research Act (WRRA) and administered by the U.S. Geological Survey, these institutes promote knowledge and technology transfer and facilitate research that helps to train students and address state and regional water problems. Earlier this month, Associate Director Claire Zucker traveled to Washington, DC for the 2020 meeting of the National Institutes for Water Resources (NIWR). At this annual meeting, institute directors build relationships, learn from each other's program efforts, and share information about regional and national water issues. While in Washington, Ms. Zucker met with congressional staff members to discuss WRRC accomplishments and programs, and to highlight the need for continued federal support for Water Resources Research Institutes. NIWR plays a major role in addressing the unique water-related concerns of the individual states and the nation by providing a national platform for collaboration.