MERI’s Mission and Objectives


  • Provide the scientific community, policy makers, and the public with the knowledge and predictive understanding necessary to conserve, protect, and manage the District’s ecosystems and the services they provide.



  • Apply and develop new technologies to address the legacy of environmental problems associated with landfills in the District.
  • Promote regional sharing of information and assist District municipalities in managing municipal assets, plan for improvements and prepare for and combat emergencies.