The Indiana Water Resources Research Center (IWRRC) is one of 54 Water Resources Research Institutes established under the authority of the Water Resources Research Act.  Each of the 50 states, plus the District of Columbia, the Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico and Guam have institutes housed at their land grant university that receive annual base funding through the U.S. Geological Survey to support competent research, train future water scientists, and disseminate research results to water managers and the public.


The mission of the IWRRC is to coordinate the intellectual and physical resources of Indiana’s universities, state agencies, and industries to resolve technical, economic, and other problems associated with water resources management, use, and preservation. The IWWRC supports research by administering the section 104B program for the state of Indiana.


The goals of the IWRRC are to:

  • facilitate interdisciplinary approaches to solutions of water resources issues in Indiana by gathering experts in water-related areas (such as agriculture, biology, chemistry, computer science, economics, engineering, law, political science, sociology, statistics, and wildlife).
  • serve as a resource to state agencies and industries by providing the expert services of IWRRC faculty, conducting advanced research studies, and providing a forum for discussion and exchange of information.
  • provide a repository of knowledge and expertise available for use in problem-solving, planning, practical design, policy development, research and education.
  • develop a comprehensive water research program with statewide impact by utilizing faculty and facility resources at Indiana’s institutions of higher education.
  • strengthen student education/training in water-related fields and encourage students to enter these fields.