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Utah Center for Water Resources Research (UCWRR)

Logan River in Autumn, 2016

The UCWRR is one of 54 state water institutes that were authorized by the Water Resources Research Act of 1964. Housed within the Utah Water Research Laboratory, the Center promotes and coordinates the development of research and instructional programs related to stewardship of water quantity and quality through collaboration with federal, state, and local government and the private sector and furthers the training of water resource scientists and engineers.


About the UCWRR

The UCWRR actively assists the Utah Department of Environmental Quality (UDEQ), the Utah Department of Natural Resources (UDNR), the State Engineer's Office, all 12 local health departments, and various large water management agencies and conservancy districts within the state with specific water-related problems pertinent to the scope of each.

The UCWRR maintains strong communications and close working relationships with water-related state and local agencies through participation on state boards, activities in conferences and committees, and personal contacts.

Key Objectives:

  • Facilitate water research, outreach, design, and testing elements to support student education and citizen training
  • Foster interdepartmental research and educational programs in water resources
  • Administer the State Water Research Institute Program funded through the U.S. Geological Survey at Utah State University for the State of Utah
  • Provide university-wide coordination of water resources research