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
Cyprinidae Medicine & Life Sciences
groundwater Earth & Environmental Sciences
fish Earth & Environmental Sciences
Fishes Medicine & Life Sciences
Dinoprostone Medicine & Life Sciences
wild rice Agriculture & Biology
Anti-Inflammatory Agents Medicine & Life Sciences

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John P Bilotta

Person: Research Support

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Sara F Heger

Person: Researcher

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Sondra M Larson

Person: Research Support

Projects 2002 2021

cover crops

Research Output 1982 2019

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
1 Citation (Scopus)

Innovation as a policy strategy for natural resource protection

Peterson, J. M., Jan 1 2019, In : Natural Resource Modeling. 32, 3, e12231.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
policy strategy
Natural Resources
Natural resources
environmental policy
technology policy
2 Citations (Scopus)

Assessment of stream restoration for reduction of sediment in a large agricultural watershed

Lenhart, C. F., Smith, D. J., Lewandowski, A. M., Belmont, P., Gunderson, L. & Nieber, J. L., Jul 1 2018, In : Journal of Water Resources Planning and Management. 144, 7, 04018032.

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