“The biggest question is, what are people going to do?”

A new faculty research cluster at the U, Society Water and Climate (SWC), hunts for sustainable water solutions in a rapidly changing environment.

An intensely satisfying conversation with co-chairs of the U’s new research cluster, Society, Water and Climate (SWC), Andrea Brunelle (geography) and David Bowling (biology) shed light on the importance of societal response to environmental change.

Dave and Andrea are passionate about working across disciplines to make the U a “powerhouse” that will lead the world toward sustainable water solutions.

“We need to adapt to climate change as it happens,” said Bowling. “But the biggest question is what are people going to do?”

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DJ Word


Strategic Communication C/O 2017. Arrived in the SLC via the City of Brotherly Love, the Great Rift Valley, and all manner of in-between. As an instrument of independent student media, my goal is to "inform and delight," by sharing conversation about the U experience that makes being here worthwhile.