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NSF Awards Grants for Study of Water Sustainability and Climate
[Via NSF News]

Among the most urgent challenges facing the world today is ensuring the adequate supply and quality of water, scientists say, especially in light of burgeoning human needs and climate variability and change.

Despite water’s importance to life on Earth, major gaps exist in our understanding of water availability, quality and dynamics, and the impacts of a changing climate and human activity on Earth’s water system.

To better understand how our planet’s water cycle works, the National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded 17 grants through its Water Sustainability and Climate (WSC) solicitation


While it may take a few years to see the results, understanding the sustainability of water, especially with respect to a changing climate, it is good ti see some of the work that is starting.