During the past several years, Northwestern and TNC have worked together on numerous local and global projects. TNC is partnering with a team of researchers from Northwestern’s McCormick School of Engineering and Argonne National Laboratory to monitor green infrastructure reserves outside of Chicago. The two institutions are also studying how climate change, land development, and hydropower development alter the timing, magnitude, and duration of river flow and sediment erosion in Colombia’s Magdalena River Basin. And Northwestern and TNC are both founding members of the project Systems Approaches for Vulnerable Evaluation and Urban Resilience (SAVEUR), an interdisciplinary effort that aims to more accurately predict extreme weather events and reduce impacts at the neighborhood level.
“TNC’s exceptional scientists have been working with faculty and students from across Northwestern’s McCormick School of Engineering, Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences, Pritzker School of Law, Medill School of Journalism, and elsewhere,” says Giannisis. “This renewed commitment to collaboration allows us to build on the phenomenal work that’s already been done as well as pursue new avenues for impact.”
“As more threats challenge our world’s ability to provide equitable access to food, energy, water and air, we see this ongoing collaboration as a driver in the creation of evidence-based recommendations and advances for Chicago and other global cities,” says Carr.
About the Institute for Sustainability and Energy at Northwestern (ISEN): ISEN is Northwestern’s university-wide Institute to advance global sustainability and energy solutions through transformational research, interdisciplinary education, and public engagement. Our areas of focus include solar electricity and fuels, catalysis and green chemistry, sustainable materials, climate and carbon science, water, and resilient communities. To learn more about ISEN and the Masters of Science in Energy and Sustainability Program, visit isen.northwestern.edu or follow @ISENatNU on Twitter.
About the Nature Conservancy (TNC): TNC is a global conservation organization dedicated to conserving the lands and waters on which all life depends. Guided by science, we create innovative, on-the-ground solutions to our world’s toughest challenges so that nature and people can thrive together. We are tackling climate change, conserving lands, waters, and oceans at unprecedented scale, and helping make cities more sustainable. To learn more, visit nature.org or follow @nature_press on Twitter.
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