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The Environmental Institute

Campus: Amherst
Type: Research Center or Institute


Provides a central access point to UMass Amherst’s broad range of environmental expertise, supports interdisciplinary training, research, and outreach programs addressing a variety of environmental issues and topics, and develops long-term cooperative research and training partnerships between the University and public environmental agencies and industry.

Among the programs administered by TEI: the National Environmental Technology Institute, which works collaboratively with industry to minimize pollution in industrial processes; and the Water Resources Research Center, which addresses a range of water issues including acid rain, drinking water quality, waste treatment and disposal, and water information management. The Water Resources Research Center was created in 1965 as part of a national system of Water Resources Centers authorized under the Water Resources Research Act of 1964.

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