Maine Water Resources Research Institute

5710 Norman Smith Hall Orono, ME 04469

At the land grant university of each state, a small federal grant provides base support for a program that identifies water resources research needs, finds university researchers capable of conducting useful research, and leverages federal funds to sponsor the needed investigations. The State Water Resources Research Institute Program (WRRI)  is administered by the U.S. Department of the Interior through the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). As Maine’s congressionally-authorized water institute, the Maine Water Resources Research Institute receives base funding to operate programs tailored to meet Maine’s water resource needs.