A consortium of academic institutions led by the University of Utah and including Colorado State University, the Stockholm Environment Institute, the City University of New York, and the UNESCO-IHE Institute for Water Education, in order to support the Mehran University of Engineering and Technology as they develop the Pakistan Center for Advanced Studies in Water. These institutions bring complementary strengths and experiences, not only in key water-related disciplines relevant to arid and water-stressed areas (ranging from engineering to economics, policy, law, ecology, geology, biology, urban planning, and agriculture and food security), but, equally importantly, skills in process management.
MUET is the flagship university in Pakistan building the U.S.-Pakistan Centers for Advanced Studies in Water (USPCASW) as a world-class institution of higher learning in the area of water resource management and sustainability.
UNESCO-IHE Institute for Water Education is the largest international graduate water education facility in the world and is based in Delft, the Netherlands. The Institute confers fully accredited MSc degrees, and PhD degrees in collaboration with partners. Over 14,500 water professionals from more than 160 mainly developing countries and countries in transition were educated at the Institute. IHE is providing the expertise of Dr. Ilyas Masih, Lecturer in Water Resources Planning, as well as partnering on training courses and oversight.
CSU has an incredibly strong program in water, spanning across 22 departments (over 120 faculty and 40 administrative professionals), teaching more than 150 water-related courses at the senior and graduate levels, and participating in a number of outreach programs. Water-related research is conducted under the aegis of several departments, centers and institutes, which will provide essential support for this project. CSU is contributing the expertise of faculty members including Allan Andales, Ph.D., Jose Chavez, Ph.D., Tim Gates, Ph.D., Neil Grigg, Ph.D., and Reagan Waskom, Ph.D.
CUNY’s CREST Institute manages the multi-institution NOAA CREST Center, established in 2001 and funded by NOAA and other agencies to develop a world-class cadre of faculty, students and researchers for cutting-edge research in science, engineering and technology with special emphasis on satellites and remote sensing of the Earth. In this capacity, CREST is recognized as a national leader in graduate and undergraduate education of women and underrepresented minorities in remote sensing science, geospatial analysis, and engineering fields. CUNY is contributing the expertise of faculty members including; Nir Krakauer, Ph.D. and Tarendra Lakhankar, Ph.D.
SEI is an independent international non‐profit research institute. It has been engaged in environment and development issues at local, national, regional and global policy levels for more than 20 years. The institute has representation in four continents (Africa, Asia, Europe and North America) and works closely with partner agencies at different levels, ranging from local, national, regional and international organizations. SEI has developed the Water Evaluation and Planning (WEAP) computer model, which is used in 170 countries worldwide for integrated water resources management and planning, and policy analysis at a range of spatial and temporal scales. WEAP is proposed to be an integral teaching and research tool. SEI is providing the expertise of; Chusit Apirumanekul, Ph.D. and Devaraj Condappa, Ph.D.