UW receives $20M research grant to study water

2012-07-15T09:37:00Z UW receives $20M research grant to study waterThe Associated Press The Associated Press
July 15, 2012 9:37 am  • 

LARAMIE, Wyo. - The University of Wyoming has received a $20 million, five-year grant to study water resource issues.

It's the single largest grant in UW's history and comes from the National Science Foundation.

Researchers and educators from four UW colleges and 11 departments will take part in the water study.

UW's previous record research award was a $16.9 million grant from the National Institutes of Health for biomedical research in 2009.

Bill Gern is vice president for research and economic development at UW.

He says the new grant will allow for unprecedented levels of research into hydrological systems, above ground and below.

The goal of the research is to gain a better understanding of how such water systems respond to changes, such as pine beetle outbreaks, climate variability and shifts in land use.

Copyright 2015 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

More from the Gazette

Senate committee softens language in study of federal lands

January 23, 2015 7:00 pmLoading…

Bill for minimum wage increase fails

January 23, 2015 3:02 pmLoading…
Wyoming police department outfits officers with body cams

Wyoming police department outfits officers with body cams

January 23, 2015 12:56 pmLoading…
House passes judicial age bill

House passes judicial age bill

January 23, 2015 10:07 amLoading…
Casper appeals smoking decision to Wyoming Supreme Court

Casper appeals smoking decision to Wyoming Supreme Court

January 23, 2015 9:32 amLoading…
Bill to allow unregulated food advances

Bill to allow unregulated food advances

January 23, 2015 8:48 amLoading…
Wyoming Lottery sees biggest winner at $25,000

Wyoming Lottery sees biggest winner at $25,000

January 23, 2015 8:10 amLoading…

State and area deaths

January 23, 2015 12:00 amLoading…
Grizzly bear-human conflicts rise in Wyoming in 2014

Grizzly bear-human conflicts rise in Wyoming in 2014

January 22, 2015 4:56 pmLoading…

Wyoming House moves to allow national science standards

January 22, 2015 4:51 pmLoading…

House approves increase in retirement age for judges

January 22, 2015 4:45 pmLoading…

Man pleads guilty to stealing locomotives, crashing them in Converse County

January 22, 2015 4:00 pmLoading…
Thermal imaging offers high-tech look at mange among Yellowstone wolves

Thermal imaging offers high-tech look at mange among Yellowstone wolves

January 22, 2015 3:15 pm Photos

Photos

Loading…

Follow The Billings Gazette

Popular Stories

Get weekly ads via e-mail

Deals & Offers

Featured Businesses