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Scott Wells, Hamid Moradkhani, and Heejun Chang receive $325,000 NSF grant
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Posted: October 25, 2010

Scott Wells, Civil and Environmental Engineering faculty; Hamid Moradkhani, Civil and Environmental Engineering faculty; and Heejun Chang, Geography faculty; have received a $325,000 grant from the National Science Foundation to study an integrative approach to sustainability in water resources in the Willamette River basin. This is a large project including researchers from Oregon State University and University of Oregon. The research will answer three major questions: Where are climate change and human activity most likely to create conditions of water scarcity? Where is water scarcity most likely to exert the greatest impact on ecosystems and communities? What strategies would allow communities to prevent, mitigate, or adapt to scarcity most successfully?