Researchers & Graduate Students

iUTAH’s mission explored how factors such as population growth, climatic variability, land use change, and human behavior affect the sustainability of our water resources. This was accomplished by conducting innovative, interdisciplinary, and multi-institutional research on all aspects of Utah’s water system, both natural and human, as well as the linkages between them. Additionally, iUTAH built capacity for large-scale, integrated socio-environmental research in our state which allowed our research universities to be more competitive in securing extramural research funding. To this end, iUTAH excelled at leveraging existing infrastructure into new research dollars, bringing in nearly $30 million in additional funding since the inception of our project. Funding supported a number of graduate students, postdoctoral associates, and faculty at Utah’s three research universities, as well publicly accessible open-access datasets, models and digital content through the HydroShare data repository.