The University of Michigan will establish a new center to focus on climate change adaptation in and around the Great Lakes. There will be a special emphasis on Indigenous and climate-vulnerable communities, but the hope is to expand to other bodies of water in North America.

“The new center represents a unique, important and exciting opportunity to bring together a diverse and talented group of scientists and practitioners focused on understanding and mitigating impacts of climate change on transboundary water resources,” said hydrologist Drew Gronewold, associate professor in LSA Earth and Environmental Sciences.

Dr. Gronewold will be in charge of the center as its principal investigator.