Research for evolving human-water systems

Laboratory for Water
Systems Resilience

Department of Geography

Social and natural systems are facing the consequences of widespread environmental change

Human interventions in the hydrological cycle are rapidly evolving throughout the world in response to changing societal needs and environmental stressors. Population growth and climate change, in particular, are driving competition for increasingly scarce and polluted water resources. The implications of these changes have wide-ranging consequences for water supply, food systems, and environmental sustainability.

We create knowledge to support resilient water management

Our research in the Resilient Water Systems Lab supports cooperative water resources management, especially in water-stressed regions of South and Southeast Asia, by revealing complex interactions in coupled human-water systems.