Kentucky Water Resources Research Institute (KWRRI)


Water Week begins check out the agenda here and flyer.

KWRRI Summer Interns 2014 See here

Water Week planned by TFISE Water Systems coming September 15-20, 2014 see article here.

President of KY American Water, Cheryl Norton, wrote in August 19, 2014 Kentucky Herald Leader article about water issues that have made the news lately. Read article here.

July 17, 1964 was Water Resources Research Act (WRRA) of 1964 signed into law establishing a Water Resources Research Institute in each state and Puerot Rico. Celebrating 50th Anniversary at University of Kentucky and the KWRRI Read here.

Representing KWRRI, Jim Kipp spoke July 12th, on the participatory decision-making techniques used in the recent Floyds Fork Watershed Project.

Promotion of equal access to water resources was presented at public meeting on UK campus called "Water Justice". The workshop presented by Malissa McAlister was conducted during a public summit that was organized by the University of Kentucky's Appalachian Center. Read more here

KRWW FALL Newsletter, 2014 here

Dr. Lindell Ormsbee, Director of KWRRI and associate director of the University of Kentucky Superfund Research Center has been elected as a Fellow of the Environmental and Water Resource Institute of the American Society of Civil Engineers.  Dr. Ormsbee was elected as a Fellow of ASCE in 2008 and a member of the American Academy of Water Resource Engineers in 2005.

Several new Websites from USGS National Water-Quality Assessment (NAWQA) Program and SPARROW model

Authorities monitor chemical as it moves into Ohio River here

Water Resources 104g National Research Grant Program was distributed by USGS yesterday for the request for proposals 2014 here

2013 News

KRA Grant Project in Mercer County here

Kentucky Waterways Alliance Annual Meeting, Saturday, November 16, 3-6 pm here

Bluegrass Greensource Newsletter article featuring Malissa McAlister here.

KRWW FALL Newsletter, 2013 here

Request for proposals for the Annual USGS 104b Allotment Program here

In 2011, the KWRRI was designated by EPA Region 4 as a Center of Excellence for Watershed Management. read more here.

UK's own Dr. Lindell Ormsbee will be the G.V. Loganathan Distinguished Lecturer at Virginia Tech on April 5, 2013 more here.

2013 KWRRI Annual Symposium held more information here.

KRWW January Newsletter, 2013 Schedule and more here.

Town Branch Project News online here.

EPA Watershed Academy Webcast Seminars online here.

UK Professor leads Water Research Project for Egyptian and Moroccan Students
Eleven students from the arid Middle East and North Africa convened in drought-stricken San Angelo, Texas, over the summer - to learn about water with UK Associate Professor Alan Fryar. Read more about it here.

$1.58 million available for watershed restoration states Division of Water
Grants totaling $1.58 million are available for projects that help clean up polluted streams, rivers, lakes and groundwater and for projects that protect water resources. The grants are for watershed restoration projects and for watershed plan development as well as for other projects that reduce and prevent runoff pollution. Read more here.

KWRRI Annual Symposium
The 2013 KWRRI Annual Symposium will be held on Monday, March 18, 2013 at the Marriott Griffin Gate Resort in Lexington, KY. A copy of the call for abstracts can be obtained here.

USGS 104(G) Funding
The United States Geological Survey, in cooperation with the National Institutes for Water Resources, provides matching grants to support research on the topics of water supply and water availability. A copy of the request for proposals can be obtained here.

Center of Excellence for Watershed Management
In 2011, the KWRRI was designated by EPA Region 4 as a Center of Excellence for Watershed Management. More information about the Center can be obtained here.

KRA Watershed Grants
The KWRRI administers an annual watershed grant program that is funded by the Kentucky River Authority. A copy of the request for proposals can be obtained here.

Kentucky River Basin Team Meeting
The Kentucky River Basin team held a meeting on December 10, 2012 at the EKU Center for Appalachian Studies in Richmond Kentucky. Minutes of the meeting can be obtained here.

Approximately $23 Million in Funding Available for State, Local, and Tribal Governments
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), National Endowment for the Arts, Bureau of Land Reclamation, Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), and Economic Development Administration (EDA) that can be used to support climate and energy initiatives, including community sustainability, water efficiency, and climate vulnerability assessments. For full eligibility and application details, please visit the links provided here.