Water Resources Center

A river with rocks and grass at the edge. Pine trees in the distance.

The University of Minnesota’s Water Resources Center provides leadership in freshwater management through cutting-edge research, educational opportunities for students and professionals, and community outreach. Authorized by Congress as one of the nation’s 54 water resources research institutes, we also connect the research expertise at the University to research problems at the national level.

Minnehaha Falls waterfall. Trees are green, water rushes over edge and down over rocks.

What we're working on

See our diverse portfolio of programs, projects and events.

Programs and Expertise

Aerial view of a river with a smaller stream branching off to the right.

Where we're going

Read our strategic plan which guides our work and collaborations for the next several years.

Mission and Vision

A calm lake with a metal canoe pulled up to a rocky shore. A red lifejacket and wooden oars sit in the canoe.

What we've accomplished

Learn about our impacts and activities in 2021, our sphere of influence and metrics.

Annual Highlights Report

Upcoming Events