Friday, September 26, 2014

UNC-Led Team Receives $2.2 Million to Develop Water Strategies for Southeast

The Southeastern United States, an area generally accustomed to abundant water supply, faces unprecedented water scarcity caused by global climate change, population growth, and limited new sources. An interdisciplinary team led by Greg Characklis, professor of environmental sciences and engineering at the Gillings School of Global Public Health and director of the Center for Watershed Science and Management at the UNC Institute for the Environment, was recently awarded a $2.2 million grant from the National Science Foundation and the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Characklis and his team will develop innovative, sustainable strategies for meeting future water demands in the Southeastern United States.