From small, mountain streams to mighty, roaring rivers, from arctic wetlands to tropical lakes, Freshwater Initiative faculty and students work on today’s most pressing freshwater challenges.

Predicting Extreme Events: Landslides & Floods

Principal Investigators: Erkan Istanbulluoglu, Alexander Horner-Devine

Project Duration: 2017 - 2021

Damage from natural disasters can be prevented by using predictions to improve our planning. With the objective of improving flood and landslide prediction, a collaborative…

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Rainforest Margins Research Network

Principal Investigator: David Butman

The Alaska Coastal Rainforest Center, the University of Washington, and the University of Alaska as been funded through The National Science Foundation Research Coordination Network…

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Mountain to Sea Initiative

Principal Investigators: Alexander Horner-Devine, Erkan Istanbulluoglu, Daniel Schindler, Julian Olden, Jessica Lundquist, Faisal Hossain, Gordon Holtgrieve, David Butman, Edward Kolodziej, Joel Baker

Freshwater systems are essential to human health and well being. ¬†Globally, governments are increasingly challenged to provide reliable and affordable water supplies to growing human…

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