Water Resources Research Act Program

Details for Project ID 2018AR407B

Arkansas Water Resources Center - Information Transfer

Institute: Arkansas
Year Established: 2018 Start Date: 2018-03-01 End Date: 2019-02-28
Total Federal Funds: $8,757 Total Non-Federal Funds: $19,574

Principal Investigators: Brian Haggard, Erin Scott

Abstract: Information transfer activities are an integral component of the Arkansas Water Resources Center's (AWRC) mission. Through these information transfer activities, AWRC provides water resources information to the user community, including researchers, students, water resources planners and managers, environmental consultants, environmental advocacy entities, lawyers and the general public. The AWRC accomplishes this mission primarily through seven activities: 1) an annual water resources research conference; 2) monthly electronic newsletters; 3) publish technical and data reports; 4) maintain and improve the AWRC website, and the news and blog website called Arkansas Water Currents, as the primary means for users to access technical reports, data reports, call for proposals, newsletters, conference activities, AWRC Water Quality Laboratory information and other library materials; 5) the use of social media such as Facebook and twitter; 6) engaging the student population at the University of Arkansas - Fayetteville; and 7) expand the Center's reach to inform the public by utilizing University resources, such as "Newswire".