Rhode Island Water Resources Center

1 Lippitt Road, 113 Bliss Hall, Kingston, RI

The Rhode Island Water Resources Center is one of the 54 Water Resources Research Institutes located at the land-grant university in each state, the District of Columbia, and three U.S. territories. Created by Congress through the Water Resources Research Act of 1984 and administrated by the U.S. Geological Survey, each Center links the academic community with federal, state, and local governments and with the private sector. This national network of centers promotes communication, multi-disciplinary research, and policy analyses among members of the academic community with water research expertise at all institutes of higher education. The network effectively joins and encourages the sharing of laboratories, computers, data bases, and other facilities at universities, colleges, and governmental and private sites throughout the nation.