Global Water Security Center

Providing decision makers with the most reliable, ground-breaking research, applied scientific techniques, and best practices so that the hydrologic cycle and its potential impacts can be put in a context for appropriate action and response by the United States

Our Team

Michael S. Gremillion, Director

For more than 27 years, Mike Gremillion, Colonel USAF (Ret.), provided scientific leadership and expertise for national security environmental support under the U.S. Department of Defense. Mike came to the University of Alabama from the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency, where he was the senior meteorology and oceanography officer. Read more.

Dr. Kate Brauman, Associate Director for Communications and Analysis

Dr. Kate 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. Read more.

Richard Doherty, Assistant Director for Information Technology

Richard Doherty has held a variety of technology leadership roles in both the USA and the UK over the past 28 years.  Richard was previously on faculty with the Culverhouse College of Business and returned to the University of Alabama from a faculty role at Auburn University, Harbert College of Business in August of 2021. Read more. 

Misty Mathews, Communications Liaison

Misty Mathews has more than 15 years of communications experience both in private industry and in higher education, including expertise in communications strategy and social media management. Most recently, she was strategic communications manager for national consulting firm Keecha Harris and Associates, where, as the organization’s first communications leader, she garnered numerous national media placements and increased social media followers by 2000% in two years. Read more.