Organization profile

Organization profile

The Water Resources Center (WRC) provides leadership in freshwater management through cutting-edge research, educational opportunities for students and professionals, and community outreach. For students, WRC provides a critical link to water-resources professionals and access to all the University’s water-related programs. For citizens and professionals, WRC provides oversight of community-based programs and training and assistance with issues related to impaired waters, stormwater management, agricultural practices and global water issues.

Authorized by Congress as one of the nation’s 54 water resources research institutes, we also connect the research expertise at the University to research problems at the national level.


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Echinacea Medicine & Life Sciences
water Earth & Environmental Sciences
groundwater Earth & Environmental Sciences
water resource Earth & Environmental Sciences
Cyprinidae Medicine & Life Sciences
rural landscape Earth & Environmental Sciences
runoff Earth & Environmental Sciences
water use Earth & Environmental Sciences

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John P Bilotta

Person: Research Support

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Sara F Heger

Person: Researcher

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Joel P Larson

Person: Executive, Administrative, and Managerial


Projects 2002 2023

Research Output 1975 2019

2 Citations (Scopus)
Image sensors
image processing
Image processing
1 Citation (Scopus)

Buying water for the environment: A hydro-economic analysis of Salton Sea inflows

Levers, L. R., Skaggs, T. H. & Schwabe, K. A., Mar 1 2019, In : Agricultural Water Management. 213, p. 554-567 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

economic analysis
water rights

Controlled Environment Food Production for Urban Agriculture

Gómez, C., Currey, C., Dickson, R., Kim, H-J., Hernández, R., Sabeh, N., Laury-Shaw, A., Raudales, R., Wilke, A. K., Lopez, R. & Burnett, S., 2019, In : HortScience. 54, 9

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle


Simulation Data From Aistrup et al. Sustaining the Ogallala Aquifer Manuscript

Aistrup, J. A., Bulatewicz, T., Kulcsar, L. J., Peterson, J. M., Steward, D. R., Welch, S. M., Data Repository for the University of Minnesota, 2017