State Water Resources Research Institute Program (WRRI)

Coordination Grants

General Information

Coordination grants (sometimes referred to as Supplemental Grants or Pass-Through Grants) allow other Federal agencies (including agencies within the Department of the Interior) to use and take advantage of the expertise and capabilities that are available through the network of Institutes established by the Water Resources Research Act.

The USGS may accept funds from other Federal departments, agencies (including agencies within the Department of the Interior), to establish a grant with an Institute in order to conduct hydrologic research with Federal programs concerned with water resources problems and issues.

The USGS fully supports and encourages other Federal programs concerned with water resources problems and issues to develop grants with the Water Resources Institutes in cooperation with the USGS.

YearInstituteTitlePIsAgencyGrant Number
2015CANumerical Modeling of Local Intense Precipitation ProcessesM.L. KavvasNuclear Regulatory CommissionG15AP00045
2015COApplication of Remotely Sensed Data for Improved Regional and National Hydrologic SimulationsTerri HogueU.S. Geological SurveyG15AC00135
2015HIAssessment of GroundwaterAvailability in the Volcanic-Rock Aquifers of HawaiiAly El-KadiU.S. Geological Survey, Hawaii Water Science CenterG15AC00507
2015IAPrototype Multi-Jurisdictional Decision Making Web Platform for Integrated Water Resources Management: From Interagency Collaboration to Implementation in the Iowa-Cedar Watershed (Iowa)Marian MusteU.S. Army Corps of EngineersG15AP00041
2015INCurrent Reduction Status Regional Tracker (CrsTracker)Bernie EngelU.S. Army Corps of EngineersG15AP00165
2015NMDrought in the West: Elements of Successful Science to Improve Water Management and Address Nationally Important Issues Through the USGS-NIWR PartnershipSam FernaldU.S. Geological Survey, Office of External ResearchG15AC00329
2015ORSupporting Near Real-Time Reservoir Dynamics Monitoring with USGS Satellite DataJamon Van Den HoekU.S. Geological Survey, Office of Water Information"G15AC00532
2015WIDirection of Peer Review and Selection Panel Activities for FY 2015 U.S. Geological Survey - National Institutes for Water Resources National Competitive Grants ProgramJim HurleyU.S. Geological Survey, Office of External ResearchG15AP00063
2015WIEvaluating the Effectiveness of Surface Covers for Controlling Fluxes of Water and Radon at Disposal Facilities for Uranium Mill TailingsCraig BensenNuclear Regulatory CommissionG15AP00040
2015WIApplication of Mercury Isotopes to Inform Ecosystem Restoration in the Great Lakes RegionJim HurleyU.S. Geological Survey, Wisconsin Water Science CenterG15AC00324
2014CALake-Pair Synchronicity an an Indicator of Permafrost Change in Arctic RegionsSteven JepsenU.S. Geological Survey, National Research ProgramG14AP00114
2014COICIWaRM Advisory Board Meeting and WorkshopReagan WaskomU.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Institute for Water ResourcesG14AP00025
2014COApplication of Remotely Sensed Data for Improved Regional and National Hydrologic SimulationsTerri HogueU.S. Geological Survey, National Research ProgramG14AC00267
2014HIAssessment of Groundwater Availablity in the Volcanic-Rock Aquifers of Oahu, HawaiiAly El-KadiU.S. Geological Survey, Hawaii Water Science CenterG14AP00117
2014IL3-D Modeling of the Chicago Sanotary and ship Canal from the Cal-Sag Junction to the Lockport Powerhouse, IlliniosMarcelo GarciaU.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Chicago DistrictG14AP00005
2014ILImproving Morphodynamic Predictions in RiversGary ParkerU.S. Geological Survey, National Research ProgramG14AP00116
2014KSWater Research for the Fort Riley Net Zero InitiativeStacy HutchinsonU.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Research and DevelopmentG14AP00004
2014MIThe Potential for Incorporating Economics ino the Great Lakes Tributary Model (GLTM) Decision Support ToolsG14AP00032U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Chicago DistrictG14AP00032
2014NHDetermining the Effectiveness of the Clean Air Act and Amendments for the Recovery of Surface Waters in the Northeastern U.S.William McDowellU.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Air and RadiationG14AP00132
2014VADevelopment of Dynamic Gridding Tools for the USGS MODFLOW - USGS Computer Program for Simulating Groundwater FlowJyh-Ming LienU.S. Geological Survey, Office of GroundwaterG14AC00438
2014WIQuantifying and Communicating Uncertainity in Products of the USGS National Water CensusKenneth PotterU.S. Geological Survey, WaterSmartG14AP00115
2013AZIEIWaRM Streamflow Forecasts AfricaSharon Megdal, Juan ValdesU.S. Army Corps of EngineersG13AP00001
2013HIMonthly rainfall maps for the islands of Kauai, Oahu, Molokai, Maui, and Hawaii, 2008-2010Thomas GiambellucaU.S. Geological SurveyG13AP00056
2013HIAssessment of Hydraulic Properties through Tidal Ground-level Analysis for the State of HawaiiAly El-KadiU.S. Geological SurveyG13AP00074
2013IAHysteresis in Index-Velocity Rating CurvesRichard Cruse, Marian Muste, Marian MusteU.S. Army Corps of EngineersG13AP00008
2013KSWater Research for the Fort Riley Net Zero InitiativeStacy HutchinsonEnvironmental Protection AgencyG14AP00004
2013MADeveloping Tools for Climate eRisk Assessment and Adaptation in Water Resources SystemsCasey BrownU.S. Army Corps of EngineersG14AP00003
2013MARiverSmart Communities and Federal Collaborators: Attuning Federal Agencies and Programs with the State, Regional, and local Efforts to Support Ecologically Restorative Flood Prevention and Remediation in New EnglandEve VogelU.S. Army Corps of EngineersG14AP00029
2013NMGroundwater Exploration, Assessment and Monitoring for Humanitarian Assistance in EthiopiaAlexander FernaldU.S. Geological SurveyG13AC00037
2013VAModernizing U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Planning and Regulatory Policies and Programs Phase VIStephen H. Schoenholtz, Leonard ShabmanU.S. Army Corps of EngineersG13AP00007
2013WVMonongahela River Basin TDS Calculation PA and WVPaul ZiemkiewiczU.S. Army Corps of EngineersG13AP00015
2012CAInnovations for an Integrated Approach to Climate Analysis and Food Security MonitoringDoug ParkerG13AC00013
2012HIDetermination of groundwater fluxes and evaluation of water-level data to characterize effectiveness of low-permeability valley-fill deposits in the Pearl Harbor Aquifer areaAly El-KadiG12AP20133
2012ILModeling of Mixed Open Channel and Pipe Flow by MetroflowBrian Miller, Marcelo GarciaG12AP20115
2012ILDischarge Rating of Chicago River Controlling WorksBrian Miller, Marcelo GarciaG13AP00004
2012INProposal for the Development of a Web-Based Tools WorkshopRonald Turco, Bernard EngelG12AP20092
2012MDThe Effectiveness of a Computer-Assisted Decision Support System Using Realistic Interactive Visualization as a Learning Tool in Flood Risk ManagementBahram Momen, Kaye BrubakerG12AP20058
2012MIProposal for the Development of a Web-Based Tools WorkshopJon BartholicG12AP20091
2012MIModeling the Impacts of Chicago River on Lake Michigan: Dynamics of Dissolved Oxygen, BOD, Suspended Solids, Chloride and Temperature in the Nearshore RegionJon Bartholic, Phanikumar ManthaG12AP20087
2012NEDevelopment of a National Database of Depreciated Structure Replacement Values for Inclusion with SimSuite/HAZUS and Flood Mitigation Reconnaissance StudiesSuat Irmak, Steven ShultzG13AP00006
2012OHUpdating the Uncertainty Analysis of Great Lakes Net Basin Supply ComponentsG12AP20028
2012OKUtilization of Regional Climate Science Programs in Reservoir and Watershed Impact AssessmentsDave Engle, Yang Hong, Renee McPhersonG12AP20104
2011AZEvaluation of the Impact of Hydrologic Extremes from Climate ChangeSharon Megdal, Juan ValdesG12AP0029
2011GUHydrogeological Database for Northern GuamJohn Jenson, John JensonG11AP20225
2011MADevelopment of a Hydroclimate Synthesis Report for International Upper Great Lakes StudyCasey BrownG11AP20227
2011MAClimate Risk Assessment and ManagementCasey BrownG11AP20228
2011MDEvaluation of National Dam Safety ProgramGerald Galloway, Kaye BrubakerG11AP20200
2011MNIdentifying and Evaluating Best Practices for the Adaptive Management of Water ResourcesDeborah SwackhamerG11AP20000
2011NEEvaluation of FEW NET Satellite Products for Drought Monitoring in Food Insecure Areas of EthiopiaBruce Dvorak, Tsegaye TadesseG12AP20022
2011NHDetermining the Effectiveness of the Clean Air Act and Amendments for the Recovery of Surface Waters in the Northeastern U.S.William McDowell, Steve KahlG11AP20128
2011NMCoordinate a Conference Entitled: "New Water New Energy: A Conference Linking Desalination and Renewable Energy"G12AC20006
2011NYFlood Frequency Research for CaliforniaJery StedingerG11AP20223
2011TNDevelopment of Water Quality Model for Regional LoadingsTimothy Gangaware, Carol HardenG11AP20135
2011UTEstimating Crop Water Use with Remote Sensing: Development of Guidelines and SpecificationsChristopher NealeG11AP20229
2011VAModernizing U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Planning and Regulatory Policies and Programs Phase IVStephen H. Schoenholtz, Leonard ShabmanG11AP20207
2011VAModernizing the United States Army Corps of Engineers Planning and Regulatory Policies and Programs - Phase VStephen H. Schoenholtz, Leonard ShabmanG12AP20043
2011WIGLMRIS Water Quality Modeling (Marquette U.)Anders Andren, Charles MelchingG11AP20226
2010GUHydrogeological Database for Northern GuamGary Denton, John JensonG11AP20225
2010HIHydraulic Properties of the Northern Guam Lens Aquifer System, Territory of Guam, USAAly El-KadiU.S. Geological SurveyG10AP00126
2010IAClimate Change Impact Evaluation Coralville Reservoir EvaluationRichard CruseG11AP20048
2010MNData Management and GIS Analysis for the Ecosystem Technical Work GroupDeborah SwackhamerU.S. Geological SurveyG10AP00050
2010NMMonitoring and Forecasting Climate, Water, and Land Use for Food Production and Business Development in IraqM. Karl Wood, Frank WardU.S. Geological SurveyG10AC00516
2010NVYerington/Anaconda Mine Site Technical SupportWilliam AlbrightG10AP00081
2010UTDrought Index Information System for NIDISDavid TarbotonG10AP00039
2009GUHydrogeological Database for Northern GuamJohn JensonG11AP20225
2009HINumerical Simulation of the Effects of Borehole Flow on Measured Vertical Salinity Profiles from Deep Monitor Wells, Pearl Harbor Aquifer, Oahu, HawaiiAly El-KadiU.S. Geological SurveyG09AC00316
2009INThe Great Lakes Tributary Modeling Program 516(e): Purdue University and Michigan State UniversityRonald Turco, Bernard EngelG10AP00154
2009MAEvaluation of Adaptive Management of Lake Superior amid Climate Variability and ChangePaula Rees, Casey BrownG10AP00091
2009MDComparison and Integration of Lock Control PoliciesAllen Davis, Paul SchonfeldU.S. Army Corps of EngineersG09AP00142
2009MIContinued Technical Support of MI Water Withdrawal Assessment Process & Development of an Internet-Based Water-Use DatabaseJon Bartholic, Jeremiah AsherG10AC0034
2009MIThe Great Lakes Tributary Modeling Program 516(e): Purdue University and Michigan State UniversityJon BartholicG10AP00153
2009PALong-term Responses of Stream Chemistry to Changes in Atmospheric Deposition in Mid-Appalachian Forests of PennsylvaniaElizabeth Boyer, David DeWalleEnvironmental Protection AgencyG09AP00118
2009VAModernizing U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Planning and Regulatory Policies and Programs, Phase IIIStephen H. Schoenholtz, Stephen H. SchoenholtzU.S. Geological SurveyG09AP00149
2009VAU.S. Army Corps of Engineers Regulatory InitiativesStephen H. Schoenholtz, Stephen H. SchoenholtzU.S. Geological SurveyG09AP00111
2009WVA Hierarchical Alternative Futures Modeling System to Support Decisions for the Mountaintop Removal - Valley Fill Mining Region of West VirginiaPaul ZiemkiewiczG10AP00127
2008AZTransboundary Aquifer Assessment ProgramChristopher Scottunknown
2008CAMonitoring and Forecasting Climate, Water and Land Use for Food Production in the Developing WorldG09AC0001
2008CODevelopment of a Correction Function for the 3-Inch, Thin-Walled, Helley-Smith Sampler Deployed on Coarse Gravel BedsSteven Abt, Kristin BunteU.S. Geological Survey08HQGR0142
2008CORisk Assessment and Forecasting of Indian Summer Monsoon for Agricultural Drought Impact PlanningRajagopalan BalajiU.S. Geological Survey08HQGR0087
2008HIApplication of Radar Imagery as Input to a Rainfall-Runoff Model for the Kawela Watershed, MolokaiAly El-KadiU.S. Geological Survey08HQAG0142
2008IADevelopment of Techniques for Measuring and Mapping Flow Velocities in Rivers Using ADCPsMarian Muste08HQGR0147
2008ILTwo-Dimensional Modeling of Hydrodynamics and Sediment Transport in St. Clair RiverGary ParkerG09AP00026
2008INWeb-Based Load Duration Curve for TMDL08HQGR0079
2008MIDeveloping the Water Withdrawal Assessment ToolJon BartholicG09AC00161
2008MIEconomic Expert, International Upper Great Lakes StudyJon BartholicG09AP00153:
2008NEStandards of Practice for Adaptive ManagementKyle Hoagland, Kyle HoaglandG09AP00031
2008NMMonitoring and Forecasting Climate, Water and Land Use for Food Production in AfghanistanM. Karl Wood, Frank WardU.S. Geological Survey08HQAG0146
2008NMTransboundary Aquifer Assessment ProgramBobby Creel, James KingU.S. Geological Survey08HQAG0117
2008NVDepleted Uranium Transport by WaterDavid Shafer, Julianne MillerG09AP00003
2008TXTransboundary Aquifer Assessment ProgramAri MichelsonU.S. Geological Survey08HQAG0118
2008UTDrought Index Information System for NIDISDavid TarbotonG10AP00039
2008VAStudies of U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Policies and Programs, Phase II - Part 2Stephen H. SchoenholtzU.S. Geological Survey08HQGR0153
2008WAAlternative Cover Design and Construction for Solid Waste Landfills in Arid RegionsMichael Barber08HQGR0149
2008WIThe Transport, Fate and Cycling of Mercury in Watersheds and Air ShedsJames Hurley, David Krabbenhoft, David KrabbenhoftG08AP00021
2008WIInfluence of Coupling Erosion and Hydrology on the Long-Term Performance of Engineered Surface BarriersAnders Andren, Craig BensonG09AP00068
2007HIAssessing Effects of Intraborehole Flow in Deep Monitoring Wells on Estimates of Aquifer Salinity ProfilesAly El-Kadi07HQAG0162
2007IAGuidelines for Sampling and Averaging in Measurements of Discharge with Acoustic Doppler Current ProfilersChris Rehmann07HQAG0163
2007INWeb-Based Low Impact Development Decision Support and Planning ToolRonald Turco, Bernard Engel08HQGR0007
2007MDDevelopment of Detailed Lock Model - Phase 1 through Phase 3Allen Davis07HQGR0098
2007MIKey Indicator Species for Consideration by the International Great Lakes Study and Preliminary Assessment of Rare, Threatened and Endangered Species in the Upper Great LakesJon Bartholic07HQGR0141
2007NHWatershed Assessment of New Boston Air Force BaseWilliam McDowell07HQGR0172
2007TXEnhancing the Livestock Early Warning System (LEWS) with NASA Earth-Sun Science Data, GPS and RANET TechnologiesSteve Whisenant07HQAG0077
2007VAA Weight of Evidence Screening Value Approach to Nutrient Criteria Development for Wadeable StreamsTamim Younos08HQGR0004
2007VAU.S. Army Corps of Engineers Initiatives, Policies and Programs - Regulatory Improvement InitiativesStephen H. Schoenholtz08HQGR0002
2007WIAlternative Cover Guidance DocumentCraig Benson, Craig Benson08HQGR0001
2007WIACAP Test Section ExhumationCraig Benson, Craig Benson07HQGR0170
2006MDDevelopment of IWR NETS-NaSS - Phase 307HQGR0067
2006MIDeveloping the Water Withdrawal Assessment ToolJeremiah Asher07HQGR0003
2006NEIncorporating Remote Sensing Information into the US Drought Monitor07HQAG0004
2006NHDetermining the Effectiveness of the Clean Air Act and Amendments for the Recovery of Surface Waters in the Northeastern U.S.Steve Kahl, William McDowell06HQGR0143
2006VAModernizing U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Policies and Programs: Phase IIStephen H. Schoenholtz06HQGR0153
2006VAModernizing U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Policies and ProgramsStephen H. Schoenholtz06HQGR0203
2006VAShared Vision Planning Pilot Study for the James River Basin Plan of Study for Virginia Tech Faculty ParticipationStephen H. Schoenholtz, William Cox06HQGR0210; 08HQGR0003
2006VAModernizing Corps of Engineers Decision-Making: Computer-Aided Collaborative Decision-MakingKurt Stephenson06HQGR0212
2006WIEffectiveness of Engineered Covers: From Modeling to Performance Monitoring07HQGR0025
2005ALThis is a test to be deleted?
2005CAunknown04HQAG0001
2005CAunknown04HQAG000
2005CASpatially Explicit Modeling and Monitoring of Hydroclimatic Extremes: Reducing the Threat to Food Security in the Developing World04HQAG0001
2005COProduced Waters WorkshopRobert Ward?
2005HIStormwater Education on US Army Installations on OahuJohn Cusick05HQGR0171
2005HIEvaluating the Effectiveness and Feasibility of Commercial Ozone Technologies Used for Sanitation of Work Area and Laundry ServicesRoger Fujioka05HQGR0178
2005IDInitial Model Development of the Spokane Valley Rathdrum Prairie Aquifer Project04HQAG0205
2005INIntegrating ACOE Sediment Runoff Predictive Tool into DW-L-THIA SystemBernard Engel05HQGR0177
2005MDState of the Art Models and Practices Review and Design Document Development for a Navigation System Simulation Model[UNKNOWN]05HQGR0124
2005MDImprovements of IWR Navigation Models[UNKNOWN]03HQGR0126
2005MIIntegrating ACOE Sediment Runoff Predictive Tool into DW-L-THIA SystemYi Shi, Jon Bartholic, Bernard Engel05HQGR0170
2005MIStrategic Conceptual Plan for Submittal to the Army Corps of Engineers for the 516(e) Great Lakes Tributary Modeling ProgramJon Bartholic, Jeremiah Asher, Ouyang Da, Da Ouyang, Saichon Seedang, Yi Shi05HQGR0172
2005MIGroundwater Inventory and Mapping Project in Support of Public Act 148David Lusch, Jon Bartholic, Steve Miller04HQGR0105
2005MOGeographic Information Systems for Tracking Vessels on the Inland WaterwaysJames Campbell, Ray Mundy?
2005NVWater Resources of the Basin and Range Carbonate Aquifer System in White Pine County, Nevada, and Adjacent Areas in Nevada and UtahJames Thomas05HQAG0069
2005ORNavigation Economic Technologies Research ProgramWesley Wilson03HQGR0118
2005PASoil Carbon Sequestration in DrylandsPetra Tschakert05HQAG0076
2005UTThe Integration of Multispectral Imaging and LIDAR to Evaluate the Geomorphic Changes Associated with a Levee Setback along the Puyallup River, WAChristopher Neale, Robert Black, Christopher Konrad04HQAG0212
2005VAMulti-Institute Bacterial Source Tracking ProjectCharles Hagedorn02HQGR0111
2005VAModernizing U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Policies and ProgramTamim Younos02HQGR0122
2005VANutrients in Lakes and Reservoirs Literature ReviewTamim Younos06HQGR0021
2005WAImproving Groundwater Management in JordanMichael Barber05HQAG0001
2005WAA Preliminary Numerical Flow Model Development for the Spokane Valley-Rathdrum Prairie AquiferMichael Barber05HQAG0139
2005WIThe Role of Dissolved Organic Carbon in Aquatic Mercury Cycling The Transport, Fate and Cycling of Mercury in Watersheds and Air Sheds04HQGR0034
2004MEEvaluating the effect of the Clean Air Act on lake and stream chemistry in the northeastern U.S.Jeffrey Kahl, Katherine Webster?
2004MTNorma Nickerson, Megan McBride
2004VAModernizing US Army Corps of Engineers Policies and Programs Tamim Younos?
2004VAMulti-Institute Bactrial Source Tracking ProjectTamim Younos, Charles Hagedorn?
2004VAModernizing US Army Corps of Engineers Policies and ProgramsTamim Younos?
2004VAModernizing US Army Corps of Engineers Policies and Programs Tamim Younos?
2004VAModernizing US Army Corps of Engineers Policies and Programs Tamim Younos?
2004VAMulti-Institute Bacterial Source Tracking Project?
2003VAModernizing US Army Corps of Engineers Policies and ProgramsTamim Younos?
2003VAMulti-Institute Bacterial Source Tracking ProjectTamim Younos, Charles Hagedorn?

Establishing a Grant

The USGS can accept funds from other Federal departments or agencies to pass through as a grant to one of the Institutes authorized by the Water Resources Research Act and described at http://water.usgs.gov/wrri/institutes.html. The Water Resources Research Act gives the USGS the authority to accept the funds and use those funds to award a grant. The funds must be used to support water related research within the provisions of the Act, and the research must have applicability beyond just the other agency's mission.

Please contact Earl Greene, Chief, Office of External Research on the current procedure for establishing these grants.