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The National Institutes for Water Resources (NIWR)

The National Institutes for Water Resources (NIWR) plays a major role in addressing water-related concerns by providing a platform for research, training, and collaboration at the state level. Housed in the nation’s land-grant universities and four U.S. territories, the 54 NIWR member institutes leverage university expertise in research, education, and outreach to find solutions for the water management challenges we face. With their funding and educational services, water-related professionals and researchers receive support for the creation of local tools and policies to better manage our water. These successes start at the local level and have the ability to grow and make an impact across the United States.

Washington State University

Founded in 1890, WSU is comprehensive research, land-grant institution that is home to growing interdisciplinary programs in water, environmental, and economic research, extension, and outreach that spans its colleges and four campuses. Washington State University is dedicated to providing a higher education to its students and brighter future for all. With over 100 years of history, WSU has had a profound impact on the state of Washington and its surrounding region, contributing excellent research, ingenuity, and has relentlessly worked to educate the next generation of leaders. WSU encourages involvement and exploration, and is committed to Water Research and Education for the state of Washington and beyond.

Office of Research

“With renewed energy and relentless focus on quality, excellence, and accountability, Washington State University’s Office of Research is tackling the critical problems that face our state, nation and world. As the Office of Research progress’s, it shines the spotlight on graduate education and research, as these are the mechanisms by which research universities create the future. Through its master’s and doctoral programs, the Office of Research discovers new fundamental knowledge, and educates the next generation of leaders.” Areas of research strength include food and agriculture, global animal health, clean technologies, brain behavior and sleep, business, education, energy, engineering/information technology, environment, human health, public policy, and security. Through critical research and dedication, the Office of Research strives to contribute to a sustainable food and water supply; further knowledge about Human health; address threats of energy supply, global warming, pollution, and resource depletion; understand enterprises and their impact on society; shape our governing principles; and protect our nation.

Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL)

Discovery in action.These words describe what we do at PNNL, which has been operated by Battelle(Offsite link) and its predecessors since our inception in 1965. For more than 50 years, we’ve advanced the frontiers of science and engineering in the service of our nation and the world. We make fundamental scientific discoveries that illuminate the mysteries of our planet and the universe. We apply our scientific expertise to tackle some of the most challenging problems in energy, the environment, and national security.