Freshwater Initiative

Freshwater Initiative

In 2014, the University of Washington College of the Environment and the College of Civil and Environmental Engineering committed to aligning the University of Washington as a world leader in understanding the physical, biological and human dimensions of freshwater resources.  David Butman (SEFS-CEE), Faisal Houssain (CEE-UWT), Edward Kolodziej (UWT-CEE) and Gordon Holtgrieve (SAFS) represent 4 new faculty across two campuses and 4 departments.  They are working to develop new collaborative and interdisciplinary research programs to explore new ways to measure, quantify and understand in a way relevant to decision makers the impacts of climate, land use and management on water resources.

Since 2014, the network of researchers and science projects have expanded across local and global communities – read more about our Projects and Working Groups on our Science page.