Great Lakes Watershed Program

WRI’s competitive grants program is operated in partnership with the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation’s Great Lakes Program. The primary objective of this program is to bring innovative science to watershed planning and implementation, water resources management, and policy. WRI encourages proposals that support the strategic goals of the GLAA andadvance the current state of scientific knowledge and technology  to promote ecosystem-based decision-making. If you have a research project that you think would be of interest to the Great Lakes Program, or want to make WRI aware of your expertise for consideration in future funding calls, please contact us at nyswri [at] (nyswri[at]cornell[dot]edu).


Previous projects awarded by WRI in NY’s Great Lakes are as follows: 

Microplastic pollution in Onondaga and Skaneateles Lakes in Central New York

MAR 12, 2021

Charles T. Driscoll, Syracuse University 

Turning Vacant Lots into Green Infrastructure: Application of A Multi-objective Optimization Tool in the City of Buffalo

JUN 18, 2018

Zhenduo Zhu, University at Buffalo. Two papers were published from this effort:

1. A new tool for automatic calibration of the Storm Water Management Model (SWMM)

2. Modeling the transport of titanium dioxide nanomaterials from combined sewer overflows in an urban river