Dr. Curran Receives Grant, Travels to Croatia

September 9, 2014 / By: UST CISC Department

Dr.s Erin Curran (CISC) and Dalma Martinovic (Biology) recently received a Faculty Partnership Grant from the University of St. Thomas to design a mixed-methods research study to examine the water use and conservation practices of Croatia, a country identified by the World Health Organization as being at risk for water scarcity and instability due to both climactic and social unrest. They traveled to Croatia in August 2014 to collect preliminary pilot data and to explore potential partnerships for this research project. The results of this study will lead to recommendations that will increase resilience to water scarcity and more sustainable water-use practices for at risk-areas.