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. 

Nicholas Roberge, Geospatial Intelligence Analyst

Nicholas (Nick) Roberge has worked a variety of roles in the US and in Japan from teacher to intelligence analyst. Most recently he participated in the NASA DEVELOP program as an analyst using NASA Earth Observations to assess hurricane damage. Nick has also spent time as an English teacher in Japan, working with children from kindergarten to junior high school. Prior to teaching, he was a geospatial-intelligence analyst in the U.S. Air Force for six years, analyzing imagery from remotely piloted aircraft and planning U-2 reconnaissance missions. Read more.