The South Central Eco Institute is an umbrella organization consisting of members of the academic community, local governmental representatives, representatives from the eco-environmental trades and agencies, and interested community members.

Our first goal is to affirm the importance of water to our lives and to affirm the credibility of the experts who manage water resources.

The Institute is grounded in water resource management. There is already a strong infrastructure within the region, and much of the research and data found on this site is public domain research drawn from other sources.

Our second goal is to foster a local ownership of water stewardship. In order to encourage this, we are partnering schools with the regional conservation districts and encouraging a sharing of information and knowledge. Seasoned trades persons will work alongside students and their teachers. The students will begin to see themselves as some of these credible experts and will share their knowledge within their own families and communities.