Sewanee Headwaters Initiative to launch this summer

The Arthur Vining Davis Foundation recently announced that they will support Sewanee’s Headwaters Initiative, a three-year transdisciplinary project that will be led by the Office of Environmental Stewardship and Sustainability and Sewanee’s Integrated Program in the Environment. This grant will allow the university to establish a pool of competitive funds for faculty water research projects, hire a water research technician, and provide internships for Sewanee students. In addition, this project will allow Sewanee faculty, staff, and students to conduct outreach activities with surrounding communities as we assess regional water quality. Currently, 12 Sewanee faculty members have active research programs that directly address environmental issues in freshwater and saltwater environments, and the new funding will greatly enhance this ongoing work. Please contact Amy Turner of the OESS or Ken Smith of SIPE for further information. This funding, combined with the myriad of research and management activities at the University, places Sewanee at the forefront of environmental programs among liberal arts colleges across the United States.