Research Theme IV: WATER-Research Integration and Synthesis

Research theme leaders: S. Denning, N. Grigg, L. Poff, J. Ramirez, M. Betsill, and D. Ojima

Research Themes I, II, and III are complementary and overlap in content but with different emphasis (see diagram on page C-2).  Therefore, student programs in Research Theme IV will focus on integration and synthesis activities that bring students together from the three themes to work in a collaborative, interdisciplinary mode to develop “integrative solutions”, and articulate trade-offs and alternative pathways. See details in Program






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The primary mission of I-WATER is to prepare Ph.D. students to work in an interdisciplinary team-based activity. Our research themes involve interacting teams of hydrologists, meteorologists, ecologists, and management experts. I-WATER features problem-focused research to bridge basic and applied science by combining fundamental research on scientific problems with application of scientific knowledge to actual resource issues.

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