Water Resource Center
The Water Resources Research Center supports research, education, and outreach on water resources issues of state, regional, and national importance as part of the national system of institutes authorized under the Water Resources Research Act of 1964. Established in 1965, the Center is now part of the Center for Agriculture, Food and the Environment in the College of Natural Sciences. The Center encourages an interdisciplinary approach to resolving state and regional water problems and has involved the University system and many other Massachusetts colleges and universities in Center research.
The Center supports faculty research and training of graduate students and is a national leader in the use of volunteers for high quality water quality monitoring of surface waters. The primary objectives of the Center are to:
- Serve as liaison between federal, state, and local representatives and water/environment expertise at UMass Amherst
- Address water resources needs of the Commonwealth and New England through research, creative partnerships, and information transfer
- Actively engage federal and state agencies in interdisciplinary, University water resources research, education, and outreach efforts.