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DWRC marks 50th anniversary

May 11, 2015--More than 50 faculty, staff and students celebrated the 50th anniversary of the Delaware Water Resources Center (DWRC) at the University of Delaware during its annual meeting on April 17 at the Trabant University Center.

Founded in 1965, one year after then-President Lyndon Baines Johnson signed the Water Resources Research Act on July 17, 1964, the DWRC is one of the 54 National Institutes for Water Resources (NIWR) funded by the U.S. Department of the Interior and the U.S. Geological Survey at land grant universities in the 50 states, the District of Columbia, and the three island territories of the Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico and Guam.

The DWRC at UD is part of a land grant-based water research network that stretches from the Atlantic to the South Pacific and includes institutions such as California (Berkeley), Georgia Tech, Illinois, Wisconsin, Florida, Ohio State and the University of Guam.

The DWRC belongs to the Mid-Atlantic NIWR region with water resources colleagues at Cornell, Penn State, Rutgers, Maryland, Virginia Tech and West Virginia.