Vision and Mission
The vision of the Urban Water Institute at Kansas State University Olathe is to be a premier center of knowledge and outreach focused on sustainable water management in urban environments.
The mission is to promote treatment technologies, management approaches, and public policy that support sustainable water use in urban and urbanizing communities.
With it's relationship with Kansas State University, the Urban Water Institute is part of the 2025 plan for the university - to be recognized as one of the nation's top 50 public research universities.
To that end, the following goals are in place:
- It is expected that the Institute is fully operational by the end of 2012
- By 2015, the Institute will be recognized regionally for its programs
- By 2020, the Institute will be recognized globally as a center of excellence for research, education and outreach related to urban water.