Research Topics

WRI conducts and supports original research on topics of emerging and critical interest to New York state. We also leverage our research through our recent affiliation with the Soil & Water Lab in Cornell University's Department of Biological and Environmental Engineering. The main focus areas of our current research and support include:

The Energy/Water Nexus

Responding to potential shale gas development and associated hydraulic fracturing. Read more


Water Resources Infrastructure

Assessment, funding, planning, and sustainability of water resources infrastructure, including stormwater, wastewater, and drinking water infrastructure. Read more


Watershed Resilience

Long-term watershed resilience to extreme weather events and climate change. Read more