U-M-based center awarded $5M grant to study climate change impacts on water resources across borders
The National Science Foundation (NSF) announced today a $5 million award for the Global Center for Understanding Climate Change Impacts on Transboundary Waters. The center is an international effort to strengthen the climate change resilience of vulnerable communities that span international boundaries and jurisdictions.
Housed at the University of Michigan School for Environment and Sustainability (SEAS), the center will initially focus on climate change adaptation in the Great Lakes region—with an emphasis on Indigenous communities—and will later expand its work to other North American multinational watersheds and beyond. The knowledge developed by the center will have international relevance and be disseminated globally.
Led by SEAS Associate Professor and hydrologist Drew Gronewold as its principal investigator, the center’s interdisciplinary research team has expertise in the fields of climate change, ecosystem monitoring and modeling, and transboundary water science and governance and will work to understand and mitigate the intensifying water crisis by addressing regional needs for management guidance and preparing communities and ecosystems for the hazards that accompany climate change.