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The Mississippi Water Resources Research Institute provides a statewide center of expertise in water and associated land-use and serves as a repository of knowledge for use in education, research, planning, and community service.


The WRRI goals are to serve public and private interests in the conservation, development, and use of water resources; to provide training opportunities in higher education whereby skilled professionals become available to serve government and private sector alike; to assist planning and regulatory bodies at the local, state, regional, and federal levels; to communicate research findings to potential users in a form that encourages quick comprehension and direct application to water related problems; to assist state agencies in the development and maintenance of a state water management plan; and to facilitate and stimulate planning and management that:

  • deals with water policy issues

  • supports state water agencies' mission with research on problems encountered and expected

  • provides water planning and management organizations with tools to increase efficiency and effectiveness of water planning and management

Project Spotlight

EPA Social Indicators for Watershed Management

EPA Social Indicators for Watershed Management

The primary purpose of this synthesis report is to summarize the past and current state of Social Indicator usage within the Mississippi River Basin and the Gulf of Mexico. We also identify key considerations for expanding and/or developing a suite of social indicators that could be used to inform stakeholders of the social dynamics of nutrient reduction. Read More

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