Water Resources Research Act Program


The Water Resources Research Act Program is a Federal-State partnership that plans, facilitates, and conducts research that helps resolve State and regional water problems; promotes technology transfer; promotes dissemination and application of research; trains scientists through participation in research; and awards competitive grants under the Water Resources Research Act.

Water Resources Research Institute Program Page

The Institutes

The Institutes

There are 54 Water Resources Research Institutes or Centers, one in each of the 50 states as well as the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and Guam.

Institute Directory

Grant Applications

Grant Applications

The requests for FY 2021 Annual Base (104b), National Competitive (104g),  Aquatic Invasive Species (104g), and Per-and Polyflouroalkyl Substances (104g) Grant applications have been announced. Download the announcements and budget forms here.

Grants and Internships

The state water resources research institutes, organized as the National Institutes for Water Resources (NIWR), cooperate with the USGS to support water research through these grants and internships:

Annual Base Grants

National Competitive Grants

Coordination Grants

Student Internships


Date published: May 21, 2021

SPCMSC Hosted Meeting on USGS Puerto Rico Hazards Resources Across Multiple Centers and Mission Areas

Coastal Change Hazards researchers Dr. Legna Torres-Garcia and Dr. Donya Frank-Gilchrist of the St. Petersburg Coastal and Marine Science Center (SPCMSC) organized a joint meeting with principal investigators currently conducting hazards-related projects in Puerto Rico. 


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Year Published: 1988

Satellite image atlas of glaciers of the world

U.S. Geological Survey Professional Paper 1386, Satellite Image Atlas of Glaciers of the World, contains 11 chapters designated by the letters A through K. Chapter A provides a comprehensive, yet concise, review of the "State of the Earth's Cryosphere at the Beginning of the 21st Century: Glaciers, Global Snow Cover, Floating Ice, and Permafrost...

Williams, Richard S.; Ferrigno, Jane G.; Williams, Richard S.; Ferrigno, Jane G.
Satellite image atlas of glaciers of the world; 1988; PP; 1386; Edited by Williams, Richard S., Jr.; Ferrigno, Jane G.