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Mission Statement

The mission of the New York State Water Resources Institute (WRI) is to improve the management of water resources in New York State and the nation. As a federally and state mandated institution located at Cornell University, we are uniquely situated to access scientific and technical resources that are relevant to New York State's and the nation's water management needs. We collaborate with regional, state, and national partners to increase awareness of emerging water resources issues and to develop and assess new water management technologies and policies. WRI connects the water research and water management communities.


In collaboration with partners:

  • Build and maintain a broad, active network of water resources researchers and managers.
  • Bring together water researchers and water resources managers to address critical water resource problems.
  • Identify, adopt, develop and make available resources to improve information transfer on water resources management and technologies to educators, managers, and policy makers.