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WATER is what we think and do. We synthesize theory and practice.

Water issues are complex because they cross natural, societal, disciplinary, institutional, political, and jurisdictional boundaries. Our focus is to make these boundaries permeable by engaging and partnering with scholars from different domains to create interdisciplinary actionable knowledge -- through a careful synthesis of theory and practice, analysis and application, satellite and ground observations, and explicit scientific information and tacit societal understanding -- on emerging water issues.

Our group WE REASoN (Water and Environmental Research, Education, and Actionable Solutions Network) emphasizes interdisciplinary research to address complex water issues. An overarching goal of our group is to work on contemporary and emerging water issues with a focus on scarcity and abundance within the context of change, variability and impact.

Faculty | Graduated Students | Selected Research Partners


Dr. S. Islam Shafiqul Islam, Professor and Director, Water Diplomacy

School of Engineering and The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy

Interests and Expertise:Hydrology, Climate, Cholera, Scales, Remote Sensing, Interdisciplinary Education

Professor Islam's CV in .pdf format


David Small David Small, Research Assistant Professor

Interests and Expertise:Physical hydrology, Global climate and hydrologic cycle, Dynamic meteorology
Issues of scale and predictability

Professor Small's CV in .pdf format








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