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New planning grants to fund research on freshwater issues
Date:8/18/2008

Stanford and other universities in the West.

Principal investigators: David M. Kennedy (History) and Richard Luthy (Civil and Environmental Engineering)

Global Change and Water Resource Vulnerability: Researchers will develop a strategy to identify regional freshwater systems around the world that are most vulnerable to the combined impact of people and nature, from expanding populations to climate change.

Principal investigators: Steven Gorelick (Environmental Earth System Science), Buzz Thompson (Law School), Scott Rozelle (Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies).

"A common theme among the planning grants is the gathering of multidisciplinary expertise within and beyond Stanford to encourage wide-ranging thinking about water problems and the development of research agendas targeting specific solutions," Luthy said.

"These grants will facilitate the formation of new partnerships among people inside and outside of Stanford, partnerships that are needed to deal with the complexity of the issues associated with fresh water," Knight added.


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Contact: Mark Shwartz
mshwartz@stanford.edu
650-723-9296
Stanford University
Source:Eurekalert

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