Water research emphasizes water quality and quantity, watershed management, biodiversity and ecological function, and ecosystem informatics. HARC compiles and analyzes numerous databases describing environmental quality, biological and water resources, and aquatic and terrestrial habitats. Integration, analysis, and dissemination of information regarding important water issues is considered key to advancing more sustainable management of coastal watersheds, water supplies, and water quality.
Key research objectives:
- Analyze the linkages between water researchers, ecosystems and people in support of watershed planning, coastal management and the provision of ecosystem services.
- Provide applied research to increase the implementation of clean water quality policies
- Deliver information and resources for the greater region through targeted research programs