Michigan Earth Associate Professor Andrew Gronewald is leading a new joint United States and Canada effort to establish a research center designed to increase climate change resilience in communities that span accross international boundaries.

“Northern North America is one of the fastest-warming regions on the planet,” Dr. Gronewold said.

The new center is funded by a recent $5 million grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF). Canada is also expected to provide an additional $2.25 million of funding, bringing the total to $7.75 million over the next five years.

“Globally, a huge portion of the Earth’s land surface is made up of transboundary waters, and rarely do watershed boundaries align with geopolitical boundaries,” Dr. Gronewold said.

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