News from the Global Water Security Center
GWSC Director Mike Gremillion, who also serves as deputy director of the Alabama Water Institute at The University of Alabama, recently was a guest on AWI’s most recent podcast episode. He shared about GWSC’s work, mission, and how it will make a lasting impact on water security, quality, and research for a global society.
The University of Alabama is partnering with the U.S. Geological Survey to construct a new Hydrologic Instrumentation Facility, a state-of-the-art science and engineering facility, that will support the agency’s Water Enterprise observing networks and research.
Dr. Kate Brauman joined the Global Water Security Center (GWSC) on Monday, Nov. 1, as its associate director for analysis and communications. Brauman is a 2020-22 Water and Climate Resilience Fellow at the US Department of Defense through a Science Technology Policy Fellowship with the American Academy for the Advancement of Science. Her research quantifies and communicates how changes in nature affect human wellbeing, with a particular focus on water resources.
The Board of Trustees of The University of Alabama recently approved the creation of the Global Water Security Center, which will be part of the Alabama Water Institute. The center’s mission is to provide decision makers with reliable information, ground-breaking research, applied scientific techniques and best practices so the impacts of the cycle of water distribution and management can be better understood, leading to appropriate action and response.
An experienced weather and intelligence professional in the military and intelligence communities will lead global water and security initiatives at The University of Alabama. For more than 27 years Michael Gremillion provided scientific leadership and expertise for national security environmental support under the U.S. Department of Defense. At UA, he is charged with directing federal initiatives to mitigate the impact of water-related disasters as the director of the Global Water Security Center. He also serves as the deputy director of the Alabama Water Institute.