USACE DIGITAL LIBRARY
Tows line up in Chain of Rocks Canal near St. Louis, Missouri.
U.S. ARMY CORPS OF ENGINEERS INSTITUTE FOR WATER RESOURCES BY KELLY J. BARNES
he U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Institute for Water Resources (IWR) was established to provide forward-looking analysis, cutting-edge methodologies, and innovative tools to aid the Civil Works program. The institute strives to improve the performance of the USACE water resources program by examining and identifying current and future water resources problems and offering practical technology solutions and policy recommendations to USACE leaders and staff. It fulfills its mission through:
• analysis of emerging water resources trends and issues; • development, distribution, and training in the use of state-of-theart methods and models in the areas of planning, operations, and civil engineering; and • national data management of program and project information across civil works business lines. IWR has offices in five locations, with the IWR corporate office in Alexandria, Virginia. The mission of the Risk Management Center (RMC), with offices in Lakewood, Colorado, and Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, is to: support the Civil Works program by providing a nationally consistent context for managing and assessing risks associated with dam and levee systems; support dam and levee safety activities throughout USACE; and develop policies, methods, tools, and systems to enhance these activities. The RMC also assists USACE Headquarters in technical and policy oversight of infrastructure safety decisions, serving as an independent technical adviser to USACE senior leadership. RMC maintains and develops