The Mississippi Water Resources Research Institute provides a statewide center of expertise in water and associated land-use and serves as a repository of knowledge for use in education, research, planning, and community service.

Sunday, July 31, 2016

About Us

Located on the campus of Mississippi State University, the Institute administers and coordinates research programs dealing with water and related resources. (It is one of the state institutes authorized by Section 104 of The Water Resources Research Act of 1984). Its activities are developed in close consultation and collaboration between the Institute and leading water resources officials within the State.

The purpose of the program is to provide a coordinated research and development program that contributes to the solution of water and water-related land use problems in Mississippi, the region, and the nation.

The Institute's Goals

  • to provide a center of expertise in water and associated land-use problems and serve as a repository of knowledge for use in education, research, planning, and community service
  • to serve public and private interests in the conservation, development, and use of water resources
  • to provide training opportunities in higher education whereby skilled professionals become available to serve government and private sector alike
  • to assist planning and regulatory bodies at the local, state, regional, and federal levels
  • to communicate research findings to potential users in a form that encourages quick comprehension and direct application to a water-related problem
  • to assist state agencies in the development and maintenance of a state water management plan

Advisory Board

Mr. Tom Bryant
Pickering Incorporated

Dr. Pat Deliman

Mr. Mike Freiman
Director, Surface Water Division, Office of Pollution Control, Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality

Mr. Scott Gain
Acting District Chief, US Geological Survey

Mr. Mark Gilbert
Mississippi Soil & Water Conservation Commission

Mr. Michael Hatcher
Michael Hatcher and Associates

Dr. Martin Locke
Agricultural Research Service National Sedimentation Laboratory

Mr. Jamie Miller
Mississippi Department of Marine Resources

Mr. Chip Morgan
Delta Council

Dr. Jami Nettles
Weyerhaeuser Company

President, Mississippi Water Resources Association

Yazoo Mississippi Delta Joint Water Management District

The Honorable Brandon Presley
Mississippi Public Service Commission

Mr. Kurt Readus
USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service

Mr. Thomas W. Richardson
Center for Excellence, Analysis and Response For Coastal Hazards Jackson State University

Dr. Alan Shiller
University of Southern Mississippi

Dr. LaDon Swann
MS-AL SeaGrant Consortium

Mr. Andy Whittington
Mississippi Farm Bureau Federation

Ms. Kay Whittington
Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality

Dr. Kristine Willett
University of Mississippi