What We Do
Our mission is to address the escalating water crisis on a global scale. We are dedicated to understanding and mitigating this crisis by tailoring our efforts to the unique water resource management needs of different regions. Our focus extends to preparing communities and ecosystems within transboundary water systems for the challenges brought about by climate change.
At the heart of our work is the recognition of significant gaps in the coordination of water resource management across multiple jurisdictions, particularly on a transnational level. This fragmentation of responsibility is especially evident in transboundary water basins, which often intersect multiple sovereign nations, including Indigenous Peoples. In such complex multijurisdictional settings, effective water resource management necessitates the harmonization of diverse governance structures, stakeholder groups, and management strategies. Our approach involves disseminating scientific resources, including shared data and model development, to bridge these gaps.
Our Global Center's core proposition is to enhance the resilience of vulnerable coastal communities through research organized into three distinct clusters:
- Reliable Projections: We focus on providing accurate projections of the expected frequency and intensity of climate change impacts.
- Understanding Impacts: We delve into the impacts of climate change on ecological and social systems and outcomes.
- Capacity Building: We work towards building governance and management systems that bolster disaster resilience in communities across various scales.