The Water Resources Research Institute Program for the State of Missouri is funded by the United States Geological Survey (USGS) and administered through the Missouri Water Resources Research Center. The USGS program was established in 1964 following the enactment of the National Water Resources Act. This act created a national network of 54 Research centers, one in each state and territory, which provides the nation with a coordinated effort to solve state, regional, and national water problems. The federal research dollars administered through the Center are available to all universities in Missouri. The Institute’s primary purpose is to sponsor and administer research projects on the state’s water, and related land-use environmental problems. Through these projects, training opportunities are provided for young men and women interested in careers in water and environmental resources.