About the Water Institute

Our mission is to conduct research and offer educational programs in water resources, and assist local, regional, and state agencies, as well as the private sector in economic development and in resolving water-related issues.

The Purdue University Northwest Water Institute (PWI) is an interdisciplinary academic research institute where researchers are actively engaged in the development and evaluation of advanced water technologies, such as opto-chemical sensors and membrane systems, to address regional, national, and global water challenges.

The Water Institute collaborates with the Purdue Northwest Office of Technology Commercialization on technology incubation and commercialization. These technologies help to secure the public water infrastructure, protect the environment and promote economic development.

We can provide an interdisciplinary approach to complex issues dealing with water efficiency, water quality, economy, and water security.

Contact Us

The Water Institute at Purdue Northwest
Schneider Avenue Building
2540 169th St.
Hammond, IN 46323-2094

Veera Gnaneswar Gude, Ph.D., P.E., BCEE, D.WRE, F.ASCE, F.EWRI

NiSource-Meyer Charitable Foundation Professor of Energy and the Environment | Director, PNW Water Institute


(219) 989-2636

Hammond Campus, PWRS 211E