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Institute for Water Resources Website

IWR provides policy analysis; guidance development and distribution; training, tools, and technical support; data and data systems; and special studies and interagency effortsWelcome to the Institute for Water Resources Website

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Institute for Water Resources (IWR) was established to provide forward-looking analysis, cutting-edge methodologies, and innovative tools to aid USACE’s Civil Works program.

IWR strives to improve the performance of the USACE water resources program through analysis of emerging water resources trends and issues; development, distribution, and training in the use of state-of-the-art methods and models in the areas of planning, operations, and civil engineering; and national data management of results-oriented program and project information across Civil Works business lines. In addition to implementing this vision throughout core mission areas, IWR oversees seven Centers that provide targeted technical expertise and support.

USACE Transatlantic Division held a ceremony honoring Dr. Maged M. Hussein, a USACE civilian who lost his life on Memorial Day of 2009 while deployed to Iraq. IWR personnel share their memories of him.
Annually on May 31st, federal, state and local stakeholders commemorate “National Dam Safety Awareness Day.” National Dam Safety Awareness Day was created to promote individual and community responsibility for dam safety.
On April 22, 2021, PIANC USA hosted a virtual Annual Meeting for members and anyone interested in learning more about the organization. The meeting opened with remarks by Mr. Vance Stewart III, the acting Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Army (Civil Works).
IWR has released a report, Strengthening USACE Collaboration with Tribal Nations for Water Resources Management, which assesses current avenues and roadblocks for USACE collaboration with Tribes.
The new Dredging Information System (DIS) public website is now available. The DIS website will have the latest information regarding upcoming dredging projects, the USACE dredging schedule, and the USACE 5-year schedule.
A reflection written by Mr. Eric Bush, Acting Planning and Policy Division Chief, USACE Headquarters, to commemorate Earth Day 2021 and USACE's enduring environmental mission.
Happy Earth Day! Here at the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, every day is Earth Day. Our efforts to protect and preserve the environment are an enduring mission. Environmental stewardship is part of our culture and is grounded in our USACE Environmental Operating Principles (EOPs).
The IWR Communications Team will host a webinar on April 20, 2021 at 1200 (EDT) to present two recently published IWR/WRC reports. They will be presented in 20-minute high-level “TED Talk”-style talks with a short Q&A. The webinar is free to anyone. Come back to this site for more information.
The Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Army for Civil Works and USACE will conduct a series of listening sessions to collect input and recommendations on development of implementation guidance for any provision contained in the Water Resources Development of Act of 2020 (WRDA 2020).
USACE reminds all visitors, volunteers and employees that a face mask is required in all USACE buildings and facilities. Masks must also be worn outdoors on USACE-managed lands and recreation areas if physical distancing cannot be met, such as when hiking on trails or visiting sites that may be popular or crowded.
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ (USACE) Institute for Water Resources (IWR) recently released a report titled The State of Collaboration in USACE: A Field Perspective in 2019-2020 Part 1: Survey Responses.
It gives an insightful and comprehensive look at recent USACE programs, projects, and emergency response efforts as they continue to serve the nation and our armed forces.
The Corps of Engineers is striving to become an Enterprise Risk Management organization where risk informed decision making (RIDM) advances Military and Civil Works project delivery. To support this effort, IWR's Risk Analysis Gateway is a resource to advance organizational awareness and intelligence in managing risk.


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Screenshot of the Youtube video: Securing the Nation's Future through Water

(2 page Article, Faircount Media Group 2020/2021)

Watch Securing the Nation's Future through Water, 
an overview of USACE's relationship to the nation's water resources. 

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