MWRA is very fortunate to have numerous government and academic affiliates who recognize the importance of our state's water resources. More than that, many of them exert strong influence on those same resources. We value the work done by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (four districts claim a piece of Mississippi) and the U.S. Coast Guard (two sectors). There are several members whose academic focus is on water-related issues. Their involvement with MWRA is especially welcome.