Ground Water Institute
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Welcome Our Mission

The Ground Water Institute (GWI) serves as a research and advisory asset to Memphis, Shelby County and the Mid-South and was established in 1991. 

One of the most critical efforts of GWI is to educate people throughout the Mid-South about the need to protect and conserve the source of drinking water for the area and, in doing so, helps to ensure its quality and quantity for current and future generations.

Mission:  The Ground Water Institute engages in applied research excellence, education, and leadership toward sustaining community ground water resources.

GWI in the News

Scott Schoefernacker interview about West Tennessee water conservation in the Jackson Sun, February 23, 2015.

Short new video with GWI's Scott Schoefernacker on Jackson, Tennessee's WBBJ.

Article in The Commercial Appeal, November 30, 2014.

Memphis water article with Dr. Waldron quoted.

Read more about GWI’s leadership.

Article from Memphis Magazine, "Liquid Assets," March 2005.

Watch GWI in action.

Watch a video that takes you inside the Water on Wheels (WOW) mobile, a new education and outreach learning center all about water.

GWI and the WOW mobile at Tiger Blue Goes Green are featured. Look for GWI staff at :15 and :50 in this two-minute video.

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Last Updated: 3/20/15