Research & Economic Development

About Us

Our Mission

The mission of the Center for the Management, Utilization and Protection of Water Resources (Water Center) is to support state and federal agencies, communities, and industry in solving water quality, biodiversity, and water security problems and advancing scientific understanding of all aspects of water science and engineering through basic and applied research. Center researchers study aquatic biodiversity and ecology from genes to ecosystems; address water quality challenges and develop better treatment technologies; and implement state-of-the-art technologies and tools for watershed sciences, modeling and simulation, data acquisition and geospatial analysis.  The Center provides a strong water resources research infrastructure at Tennessee Tech by supporting faculty research, training and mentoring of future water professionals, and serving the citizens of the state of Tennessee.

Our Vision

To enhance water quality, water security and aquatic biodiversity in Tennessee, and provide pioneering scientific information to better protect, manage, and utilize water resources from local to global scales.