Virtual meeting via Zoom
Monday-Wednesday, February 8-10, 2021
2-5 PM EST each day
New Directors' Meeting is scheduled for 1-2 PM EST on February 8.
Virtual Hill Appointments were completed prior to the meeting or scheduled for 8 AM-2 PM EST on February 9 and 10. VSA provided a session on this in January.
This annual meeting of the 54 Water Resources Research Institutes (WRRI) or Centers focused on advocacy for water resources research, the structure and function of WRRIs, demonstrating/reporting success, key challenges of WRRIs, and successes of 2020.
The State Water Resources Research Act Program, authorized by section 104 of the Water Resources Research Act of 1984, is a Federal-State partnership which:
- Plans, facilitates, and conducts research to aid in the resolution of State and regional water problems
- Promotes technology transfer and the dissemination and application of research results
- Provides for the training of scientists and engineers through their participation in research
- Provides for competitive grants to be awarded under the Water Resources Research Act
The state water resources research institutes (WRRI) authorized by the Act are organized as the National Institutes for Water Resources (NIWR). NIWR cooperates with the USGS to support, coordinate and facilitate research through the Annual Base Grants, National Competitive Grants, Coordination Grants, and in operating the NIWR-USGS Student Internship Program.