Center for Applied Research and Decision Support
IWI’s Research Program interprets and applies basic research results from our academic and research institutions to develop cost-effective solutions to the complex water problems faced by communities. IWI’s research program is delivered through the Center for Applied Research and Decision Support (CARDS). CARDS is a catalyst to assemble teams of scientists from academia, government agencies, non-profit organizations and the private sector to address specific research topics and provide decision support to effectively and efficiently address water and natural resource problems.,
Explore the five applied research initiatives of CARDS:
IWI MAP PORTAL
Access, display, and create maps of available geospatial data in the Red River of the North Basin (US).Map Portal
BRANDT IMPOUNDMENT LOAD STUDY
In 2018, IWI monitored the nutrient and sediment loads entering and leaving the Brandt Impoundment during the spring snowmelt the intention to provide guidance on compliance with the 1998 Mediation Agreement.Brandt Report
FLOOD DAMAGE REDUCTION
Collection of story maps created to disseminate information on Flood Damage Reduction Projects within the Red River Basin.FDR Story Maps
A COMMON FRAMEWORK FOR BENEFIT-COST ANALYSIS
Benefit-cost analysis (BCA) guidance for small watershed projects being planned and underway as part of the Natural Resource Conservations Service’s Red River Basin Regional Conservation Planning Partnership.Common Framework
ACHIEVING THE PUBLIC’S EXPECTATIONS FOR WQ
Achieving the Public’s Expectations for Water Quality in Minnesota: A Deliberate Approach Based on Practical and Achievable Water Quality Goals.
A video presentation by Mark Deutschman and Chuck Fritz.
PRIORITIZE, TARGET AND MEASURE APPLICATION
An online tool to estimate location, benefits, and costs of conservation and best management practices.PTMApp – NDPTMApp – MN
Please contact us if you have an applied research idea you would like to collaboratively explore, if you are interested in funding a portion or all of one of our research proposals, or would like to become a CARDS visiting scientist.
The IWI is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization. All contributions are tax deductible.