To promote collaborative research and inform water stakeholders throughout the state, an Indiana University research team has created the Future Water science gateway, a public interactive data portal that shows users a highly detailed model of the Wabash River Basin under a number of different climate scenarios.
The project is an initiative of IU's Environmental Resilience Institute, part of the Prepared for Environmental Change Grand Challenge initiative, to provide Indiana with accurate predictions that help the state prepare for changes that will affect Hoosiers' health and livelihoods.
Within the science gateway website, users can drill down to view forecasts for smaller-scale watersheds at multiple future time periods and under different global carbon emissions scenarios to see projected changes in precipitation, soil, and waterways. Results are available as maps and graphs.
Additional coverage by the Rushville Republican