Information transfer activities are an essential part of the overall program of the
Kentucky Water Resources Research Institute. There are six main ongoing components:
annual symposium, media impacts, educational activities, administrative management
and technical support, fostering collaborative partnerships with community organizations,
and developing and disseminating user-friendly tools.
Under KWRRI’s strategic plan, new methods and goals have been established to
optimize growth and further enhance community engagement, outreach, and capacitybuilding
initiatives. Under this information transfer project, KWRRI will seek to
accomplish the following objectives:
1. Bolster the utility and attendance of the annual water research symposium through
strategic planning, ensuring diverse and relevant content that caters to the interests
and needs of the water research community in Kentucky.
2. Increase media impacts through newsletters, website content, social media, and
other platforms, promoting the resources and initiatives of our Institute to a
broader audience, including researchers, managers, and policymakers.
3. Maintain or expand educational activities, including presentations, facilitation,
technical assistance, and volunteer coordination, emphasizing the importance of
water resources education and training in the state.
4. Provide administrative and technical support to the Institute via tracking, editing,
and assessment to ensure the efficient functioning of all operations and enhance
the overall quality of our services and programs.
5. Foster collaborative partnerships with community organizations, educational
institutions, and government agencies to become a trusted source of information
and support for water resources management in Kentucky.
6. Develop and disseminate user-friendly tools and resources to assist water
researchers and managers across the state in making informed decisions and
implementing effective management strategies.
By achieving these objectives, KWRRI aims to strengthen its role as a critical community
partner and trusted source of information for water resources management in Kentucky,
supporting capacity building, knowledge sharing, and collaborative problem-solving