Water Resources Research Act Program

Details for Project ID 2018PA237B

Advancing Public Education about Water Resources in Pennsylvania and the Mid-Atlantic Region

Institute: Pennsylvania
Year Established: 2018 Start Date: 2018-03-01 End Date: 2019-02-28
Total Federal Funds: $28,678 Total Non-Federal Funds: $32,698

Principal Investigators: Elizabeth Boyer

Abstract: Concerns over water resources have been growing in Pennsylvania, in response to severe droughts and floods, a growing population, increasing demands for water, and the need to understand how changes in land use, climate, and energy extraction affect water quantity and quality. The Pennsylvania Water Resources Research Center will co-sponsor conference, symposium, and workshop activities that promote dialog of important water resources issues in Pennsylvania and beyond. By supporting these activities, we facilitate dialog about water issues of importance in Pennsylvania; encourage synthesis of data and results; enable networking; stimulate research collaborations, and provide support to early career researchers. By offering educational outreach programs, we disseminate information about water issues, and teach graduate students how to communicate water science and research to a broad audience.