Consider Making a Gift to the Water Resources Institute
The value of our waters is inestimable. But, you can play a role with a gift in the effort to better under their quality, quantity and management through the Water Resources' research.

Have You Visited the Water Library's New Website?
Recently, the Wisconsin Water Library website improved its navigation and added more features. It's a portal to a wonderful resource for the state, more than 30,000 water-related materials that anyone can access.

Water Display Makes Stop in Sauk City
A traveling display about Wisconsin's waters has been crisscrossing the state to educate folks and perhaps inspire greater stewardship of the resources.

WRI Sister Organization Has Funding Opportunity
WRI's sister organization, Wisconsin Sea Grant, is soliciting preproposals from now until a Jan. 24 submission deadline. There are numerous calls for a variety of research and education projects in service of the Great Lakes.

Website Redesign on the Way
If you have trouble finding material on this website, particularly related to research projects, please contact Anne Moser, senior special librarian, Wisconsin Water Library. Her contact information is and (608) 262-3069. The Water Resources Institute website will be redesigned in the near future. In the meantime, thank you for your patience.

Projects and Publications
Wisconsin's water facts A resource guide to aquaculture Water Library for Kids
Wisconsin's Water Library

Wisconsin Groundwater Research and Monitoring Competition

The Wisconsin Ground Water Coordinating Council announces the State of Wisconsin Joint Solicitation for project proposals to the Wisconsin Groundwater Research and Monitoring Program. Approximately $225,000 to $345,000 will be available for new projects for fiscal year 2018 (beginning July 1, 2017).

Proposals are due by 3 p.m. CDT on Tuesday, November 1, 2016. Complete instructions for proposal submission are now available on this site.



Water Resources Research 
National Competitive Grants Program Announcement 2016

The U.S. Geological Survey in cooperation with the National Institutes for Water Resources requests proposals for matching grants to support research on the topic of improving and enhancing the nation's water supply, including (but not limited to) evaluation of innovative approaches to water treatment, infrastructure design, retrofitting, maintenance, management, and replacement; exploration and advancement of our understanding of changes in the quantity and quality of Wisconsin Groundwater Research and Monitoring Competition water resources in response to a changing climate, population shifts, and land use changes; development of methods for better estimation of water supply, both surface and groundwater, including estimation of the physical supply and of the economic supply of water; development and evaluation of processes and governance mechanisms for integrated surface/ground water management; and the evaluation and assessment of conservation practices. More details...

Wisconsin Water Resources Institute

The University of Wisconsin Water Resources Institute (UW-WRI) promotes research, training and information dissemination to effectively confront water resources problems. It was formed in 1964 and is one of 54 such institutes at land grant universities in each of the 50 states, the District of Columbia, the Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico and Guam. The institutes are the primary link between water experts at the nation’s universities and those who manage and use water. Collectively, the programs are known as the Water Resources Research Institute Program, which is authorized by the Water Resources Research Act of 1984. The program is administered by the U.S. Geological Survey. The UW-WRI is housed in the Aquatic Sciences Center (ASC) of the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research and Graduate Education at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. ASC also houses the University of Wisconsin Sea Grant Institute, which has a complementary mission of research, education and outreach related to water – the coastlines and estuaries of the Great Lakes.



ASC Publications Store

The ASC Publications Store features a collection of the most popular publications from the University of Wisconsin Sea Grant and Water Resources Institutes, including brochures, fact sheets and posters. Many are free.


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