The Global Water Center

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We solve water issues.

Fresh water is one of our most precious resources, and the issues that surround its conservation, contamination and distribution across the globe are multi-faceted and complex. The Global Water Center takes an integrative approach to addressing these issues, bringing researchers from all over the world together, because no single team or isolated investigator can do this alone.

The Global Water Center trains up-and-coming researchers to tackle 21st-century water issues and provides a collaborative space and structure for experts currently infield.Projects range from climate change to invasive species, dams to drought, pollution to pathogens and well beyond.

The goal is real impact. Tackling hard-hitting, complex projects with teams of experts using proven data-driven methods and working with private industry, the Global Water Center engineerswin-win, sustainable solutionsfor the environment.


Sudeep Chandra poses outside

Sudeep Chandra

Director of the Global Water Center, Dr. Chandra brings together researchers from around the world to work together on conservation projects. His own work ranges from researching nonnative species and the effects of land use to developing conservation plans and sustainable public policy.

Stephanie McAfee out in the field

Stephanie McAfee

Dr. McAfee studies the way climate changes over time using historical data and projections for the future. Her research informs conservation and resource management issues like storm movement and drought, climate change and ocean surface temperature, Alaskan snowfall projections and more.

Scott Tyler handles cable out in the field

Scott Tyler

From the Atacama Desert in Chile to Switzerland, Sri Lanka to Antartica, Dr. Tyler's research has taken him around the globe. He and his team of students and postdoctoral researchers study groundwater / surface water interactions in aquatic ecology, root dynamics and low-cost desalination.

Meet all of our researchers.

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