This summer the 2019 Water Institute Graduate Fellows (WIGF) Cohort  was awarded a $2.2 million grant from the NSF Office of Polar Programs to understand potential changes in hydrology, ecology and geochemistry associated with Arctic warming and ice sheet retreat. The grant will fund research for the seven WIGF fellow cohort as well as the development of the Environmental Civics Program.

This is a great example of how the WIGF Program fosters cross campus interdisciplinary collaboration to address urgent water research challenges.

The 2019 WIGF faculty team includes Jon Martin, Ellen Martin, Elizabeth Screaton (Department of Geological Sciences), Brent Christner (Department of Microbiology and Cell Science), Matt Cohen (School of Forest Resources and Conservation / School of Natural Resources and Environment), Jim Jawitz (Soil and Water Sciences Department), Stuart McDaniel (Department of Biology), Arnoldo Valle-Levinson (Engineering School of Sustainable Infrastructure and Environment) and Cynthia Barnett (College of Journalism and Communications).

Learn more about the project here.