As the annual Lake Tahoe Summit brings attention to the state of Lake Tahoe’s environment, researchers at the Desert Research Institute and the University of Nevada, Reno are continuing research that informs public policy makers and finds solutions to the risks that face the lake's precious ecosystem.
A competitive grant totaling $3.8 million has been awarded to the University of Nevada, Reno and the Desert Research Institute, in partnership with the U.S. Geological Survey, to integrate science and water policy research with extensive community outreach to identify the expected impacts of climate change and solutions for protecting valuable water resources throughout northern Nevada. Read more…
Norwegian explorer Roald Amundsen became the first man to reach the South Pole in December of 1911. More than 100 years later, an international team of scientists led by Joe McConnell of Nevada’s Desert Research Institute (DRI) have proven that air pollution from industrial activities arrived long before. Read more…
Western Regional Climate Center
Climate Information and Data Services
Providing jointly developed products, services and capabilities that enhance the delivery of public climate info.
Diversity at DRI
An Inclusive Mission of Research Excellence
Offering a supportive and diverse environment for our students, faculty/staff and visitors.
Renewable Energy at DRI
Discovering New Energy Production Methods
Expanding renewable energy research throughout Nevada and around the U.S.
DRI Nevada Medal Event
2014 Medalist - Dr. Albert "Yu-Min" Lin
Proudly honoring outstanding achievement in science and engineering with gala events in Reno and Las Vegas.
Nevada Center of Excellence
Supporting Nevada's Economic Development
Combining NSHE water expertise and IBM’s advanced technologies to grow tomorrow's workforce.