Research & Economic Development
Mission and Vision
Photo taken from Window Cliffs State Natural Area (3/6/2019, by Alfred Kalyanapu, Assoc. Prof. of Environmental Engineering)
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. The Center supports faculty research, training and mentoring of future water professionals, and serves the citizens of the state of Tennessee.
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.