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Press Release 10-182

NSF Awards Grants for Study of Water Sustainability and Climate

Scientists conduct research on how Earth's water system is linked to climate change, land use, ecosystems

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Photo of pumped groundwater being used for irrigation.

Irrigation using pumped groundwater plays a crucial role in sustaining agricultural production.

Credit: Mike Mahaffie


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Photo of a field of grain produced by dryland agriculture.

Dryland agriculture depends on highly variable rainfall, including summer thunderstorms.

Credit: David Hyndman


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Map of High Plains Aquifer showing irrigated and dryland agriculture.

In this High Plains Aquifer map, dark green = irrigated areas, light green = dryland agriculture.

Credit: Anthony Kendall


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An aerial view of Madison, Wis., with Lakes Monona (foreground) and Mendota (background).

An aerial view of Madison, Wis., with Lakes Monona (foreground) and Mendota (background).

Credit: Jeff Miller


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Photo of algae collecting along a pier on the south shoreline of Lake Mendota.

Algae collects near the south shoreline of Lake Mendota in Wisconsin's Yahara Watershed.

Credit: Bryce Richter


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Photo  of San Pedro River in Arizona where researchers will conduct studies of river flow.

Section of Arizona's San Pedro River where WSC awardees will conduct studies of river flow.

Credit: Scott Simpson


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Photo of Scott Simpson taking samples from the San Pedro River in Arizona.

Scientist Scott Simpson takes samples from the San Pedro River in Arizona.

Credit: Scott Simpson


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False color infrared image of a section of the upper Gwynns Falls watershed in Maryland.

False color infrared image of a section of the upper Gwynns Falls watershed in Maryland.

Credit: Center for Urban Environmental Research and Education


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Hillshade rendering of the Gwynns Falls, Md., watershed.

Hillshade rendering of the Gwynns Falls, Md., watershed--still undeveloped but changing.

Credit: Center for Urban Environmental Research and Education


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