Research Hubs

There are primary “spokes” on the HWISE collaboration that will focus proximate priorities and engagement. Our collaboration began appropriately with particular emphasis on Methods and Metrics, and resulted in the unidimensional HWISE Scale.  Global ethnohydrology, spearheaded at ASU for over a decade, has provided the solid conceptual basis for cross-site work and will continue to do so.  Three specific newly defined domains –HWISE in Advanced Economies, Water-Food-Energy Nexus, and Geospatial Approaches— were indicated in the NSF proposal and already have significant efforts underway.  Water Coping and Distress has emerged into a productive space subsequently engaging a wide set of HWISE collaborators whose expertise and interests cut across all the other “spokes”. Others are more emergent, for example, household water insecurity as related to Health and Human Biology, Geospatial Approaches, and Sanitation and Security.

The “spokes” are not completely distinct from one another; they are interconnected in many different ways, and additional spokes can be added as the community evolves and expertise and interests sharpen.