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 Work

Quick Looks

Click on each image below to download examples of GWSC’s Quick Look analyses. Quick Looks provide key facts and data related to specific water events and locations.

Central and South America, Caribbean Islands, June-August 2023: El Niño Outlook

India, Spring 2022: Record Heat Affecting Crops, Wheat Production Remains Above Average

Kenya, Spring 2022: Water Scarcity Exacerbates Farmer-Herder Conflicts

Summer 2022: European Drought Affecting River Navigation, Crops, and Hydropower

Haiti: Nation Vulnerable to Climate Change Due to Physical Exposure; Instability and Socioeconomic Conditions Limit Recovery

Central America, Summer 2022: Drought and Flooding Contribute to Inequality, Migration in Northern Triangle

Marshall Islands: Island Nation Vulnerable to Rising Sea Levels and Drought, Affecting Drinking Water and Crops


Webinar, 1 p.m., Oct 26, 2023

Wrangling Insight from Chaos: How GWSC is Changing the Water Security Landscape

The Global Water Security Center at The University of Alabama translates water and environmental science to help key global decision makers improve security at the intersection of water, energy, food, and health. This webinar will shed light on the type of work we’re doing and how it can make a difference in global water security.

Past Events

Webinar, July 27, 2023

“You were elected to lead the living, not the dead”: How social media discourse about Nigerian farmer-herder conflicts can help us better understand water security

GWSC Deputy Director Kate Brauman moderated a discussion with Drs. Jameson Hayes, Matthew VanDyke and Brian Britt from UA’s Department of Advertising and Public Relations on how social media and machine learning can help us better understand water security.

GWSC Town Hall, Oct 21, 2020

In this town hall, Global Water Security Center (GWSC) Director and Alabama Water Institute (AWI) Deputy Director Mike Gremillion outlines his vision for water security and provides insight into AWI’s strategic plan.