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Kansas Water Resources Institute (KWRI)

The Kansas Water Resources Institute (KWRI) develops and supports research on high priority water resource problems and objectives, as identified through the state water planning process.  It is also designed to facilitate effective communication between water resources professionals and to foster the dissemination and application of research results.

KWRI is funded by a combination of federal funds through the U.S. Geological Survey and non-federal funds from state and other sources.  It is part of the National Institutes for Water Resources (NIWR).  NIWR provides a national platform for research, training and collaboration. 

KWRI's Mission: The Kansas Water Resources Institute develops and supports research on high priority water resource problems and objectives, as identified through the state water plan.  KWRI facilitates effective communication between water resources professionals and helps disseminate and apply research results.

Kansas Water Resources Institute Summary

2021 Request for Proposals: POSTPONED

The Kansas Water Resources Institute (KWRI) is postponing its call for pre-proposals for federally funded research grants. Recently, USGS announced that funding for projects would be delayed until late 2022. Watch this space for more details about an updated timeline for this funding opportunity. 

Current KWRI Projects

You can read more about all the projects that KWRI is funding in our newsletter. You'll find project summaries, photos and contact information for investigators, in case you have specific questions.

Previous KWRI Projects

About NIWR

The National Institutes of Water Resources (NIWR) addresses water-related concerns across the nation. The 54 member institutes, located at land grant universities as well as in each of the four U.S. territories, use research, training, and collaboration at the state level to identify priorities and answer questions about water management.

The institutes use the unique expertise found at universities, paired with education and outreach capabilities to fund solutions for water management challenges. This knowledge is deep and broad, allowing for a laser focus on the water issues and policies specific to each state. Starting from the local level, the institutes’ successes create a flood of positive impacts across the United States.

Want to learn more about NIWR? Visit their website for news, events, and other information. You can also download the NIWR Factsheet for information about the institutes and highlighted research projects.

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