Welcome to the PRWRERI

The Puerto Rico Water Resources and Environmental Research Institute is a research facility dedicated to the investigation and development of water resources in Puerto Rico. 

The Puerto Rico Water Resources and Environmental Research Institute (PRWRERI) is one of 54 water research centers established throughout the United States and its territories by Act of Congress in 1964 and presently operating under Section 104 of the Water Research and Development Act of 1984 (P.L. 98-242).

Exploring, Encouraging, Educating and Finding Solutions, Since 1964.

The general objectives of the Puerto Rico Water Resources and Environmental Research Institute are (1) to conduct research aimed at resolving local and national water resources problems, (2) to train scientists and engineers through hands-on participation in research, and (3) to facilitate the incorporation of research results in the knowledge base of water resources professionals in Puerto Rico and the U.S. as a whole.

To accomplish these objectives, the Institute identifies Puerto Rico’s most important water resources research needs, funds the most relevant and meritorious research projects proposed by faculty from island universities, encourages and supports the participation of students in funded projects, and disseminates research results to scientists, engineers, and the general public.


We head our research toward solving local problems and national water resources and the environment in Puerto Rico, United States and Latin America.
We prepare scientists and engineers throughout their participation in research, workshops and courses applied to water resources and environmental engineering
We incorporate the results of research effectively and that results in professional knowledge to water resources and the environment.
We are focused on finding solutions to the problems of water and environment.