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The New York State Water Resources Institute (WRI) is partnering with Cornell Sustainable Campus, Design + Environmental Analysis students, and the Finger Lakes Institute at Hobart and William Smith Colleges to celebrate a Year of Water for 2019-2020!  Do you know where your tap water comes from?  Where is it heading once it goes down the drain?  Have you thought about water infrastructure lately?

Take our walking tour to learn more!  Download the PocketSites mobile app to visit each location.

Stay tuned for upcoming events and installations!  E-mail us at to get involved.

The goal of the Year of Water is to:

  • Learn. Increase awareness and knowledge of natural and built water systems and how they are intertwined with our lives.
  • Envision. Celebrate our water resources and confront the challenges facing them, all towards answering the question: how can we act to preserve our water and ensure access for all?
  • Connect. Create new collaborations and initiatives both within and across scales - Cornell, Ithaca, New York State, our world - to learn how water unites us and envision our future together.