International Waters learning Exchange & Resource Network

Northern Arizona University, Watershed Research & Education Program

Watershed Research & Education Program (WREP) has its genesis in 2000 in the form of a generous gift to NAU from the Salt River Project (SRP). The program, initially known as the Verde Watershed Research and Education Program (VWREP), focused on the 5,500 square mile Verde River watershed, which encompasses a unique and spectacular area in central Arizona, and covers parts of Yavapai, Coconino, and Gila Counties. The Verde River watershed contains the highest mountains in Arizona, the Mogollon Rim, deeply incised canyons, and broad valleys.