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InWE supports cross-cutting research and pioneering technologies that address critical water and environmental issues on a local, national and worldwide scale. The Institute leverages expertise from chemists, social scientists, economists, biologists, engineers and architects in an effort to support effective interdisciplinary solutions to these challenges. 

Citizens for Biscayne Bay Health

This new initiative unites InWE faculty with local governments and organizations to help protect and preserve Biscayne Bay. An annual summit will spread the word about the bay's importance to our environment and economy.


The Institute is made up of three main centers that work together to develop research that responds to the multitude of challenges regarding the planet’s water and environmental resources.

The Southeast Environmental Research Center (SERC) concentrates on environmental research in the Southeastern US and the neo-tropics.

Discover more about SERC

The Center for Coastal Oceans Research (CCOR) highlights marine ecosystems nationwide.

Learn more about CCOR

The Sea Level Solutions Center (SLSC) focuses on the impacts of sea level rise in Miami-Dade County and the greater South Florida region. 

Become informed about SLSC

Cross-Cutting Programs


The Institute of Water and Environment (InWE) provides access to water for global communities living in severe water stress conditions through our InWE International Program.


Sustainable Built Environment and Informatics (SBEI) is an interdisciplinary organized research group under InWE with the goal of advancing sustainable design and development for healthy, livable and resilient environments as it relates to these fields.


The UNESCO Chair on Sustainable Water Security is charged with bringing together research and education to address regional, national and global water security issues, through innovative interdisciplinary research and partnerships for sustainability.

Featured Programs and Projects

In addition to its three centers and cross-cutting programs, InWE is also home to several important topic-specific projects.