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What's WIIN?

The Conservation Technology Information Center (CTIC) and The Nature Conservancy’s Great Rivers Partnership established the Great Rivers & Upstream Heroes Watershed Implementation and Innovation Network (WIIN) to strengthen watershed projects throughout the Mississippi River Basin.


This website is the hub of a new, online community – a network that provides a forum for information sharing, easy access to experts and resources from across the Basin, and capacity-building webinars. It’s an online place for learning, brainstorming and inspiration.


Explore WIIN and join the network today!

WIIN Goals

Links and information provided through this website will help WIIN achieve its goals:


  • Establish regular communication among water projects in the upper and lower Mississippi River Basin;
  • Use a communication network to build understanding of agriculture and conservation concerns;
  • Share conservation information and ideas with producers, their advisors, conservation partners and policymakers; and
  • Increase the capacity of watershed project coordinators and advisors to sustain effective projects that address nutrient concerns.

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Welcome to WIIN!

The Upstream Heroes/Great Rivers WIIN website offers a world of opportunities for information sharing, including:

  • A searchable database of Mississippi River Basin watershed projects, groups and best management practices;
  • Details on members’ accomplishments, challenges, funding avenues and adoption trends;
  • Exchange forums where members can initiate conversations, ask questions or even conduct online polls of their peers;
  • Resource libraries of user-submitted reports, publications and presentations;
  • Online webinars and dialogues;
  • Links to research, technology studies, cost/benefit analyses and technical notes on key practices.

How To Join

If you are part of a project in the MRB, we would like to have you as part of the WIIN database. Please contact us to get access to the database. Click here to join.