Indiana Water Research

About Us

IWRRC is one of 54 institutes in the National Institute of Water Resources (NIWR) program that was established by "The Water Resources Research Act of 1964". This national program is based on research, student training, and technology transfer and is a unique network that links to virtually all research oriented universities in the United States.

The IWRRC is housed in Lilly Hall on the main campus of Purdue University. Since its inception in 1964, the Center has provided financial support for more than 240 research and/or outreach projects at educational institutions in Indiana. Blending resources from the state's universities, federal, state and local water resource agencies, and industries, the IWRRC offers an excellent opportunity to define and solve water resource problems within the state of Indiana.

Our program supports research in all areas of water science with particular emphasis on agriculture, watershed management, water engineering, microbiology, biogeochemistry, human dimensions and geology. Specific topic areas include lake management, septic systems, surface water management, and wetlands.  We are very interested in work on the Wabash River Watershed.

 We work in close collaboration with the Purdue Water Community (, the Wabash River Enhancement Corporation ( and the emerging Wabash River Research Consortium. 



915 West State Street
G-121 Lilly Hall
Purdue University
West Lafayette, IN 47907

(v) 765.494.8077