Research for evolving human-water systems
Laboratory for Water
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.