A new National Science Foundation (NSF) grant of $2.98M will support a three-year collaboration with University of Massachusetts Amherst (UMass) and the University of Alaska Fairbanks to bring academics from across the U.S. together with indigenous Yupik and Cup’ik communities in Alaska’s Yukon-Kuskokwim (YK) Delta.

The initiative, part of the NSF’s Navigating the New Arctic program, is called Meq Unguvatkarput (Water is Our Livelihood)—Building Community Resilience for the Future, and is focused on shining scientific attention on pressing problems of water and sanitation, identified by local communities, that are only intensifying due to climate change.

Read more at the website of Alaska Pacific University: https://www.alaskapacific.edu/apu-partners-indigenous-arctic-communities-with-scientific-researchers-for-climate-resilience/