CE Department Amongst Recipients of NSF Funding for Water Resources Modeling

August 18, 2013

New Mexico, Nevada, and Idaho have received a new grant from the National Science Foundation to create a Western Consortium for Watershed Analysis, Visualization and Exploration (WC-WAVE) to advance watershed science, workforce development and education with cyber infrastructure enabled discovery and innovation. The consortium will receive $6 million over a three-year period. CE Prof. Mark Stone is a Co-PI on the project and he will serve as the Watershed Science Lead for New Mexico on the grant. 

The WC-WAVE grant will enable researchers to create better models to understand the water resource processes at high elevations that bring water to communities. These systems are affected by climate change, which impacts the water storage, flow moderation and water quality.