Recording from Indigenous Sustainable Water Management Webinar, April 2024

For its spring online Great Lakes Freshwater Symposium, the Freshwater Collaborative partnered with the UW-Milwaukee Center for Water Policy to feature the research of Dr. Grace Bulltail and Research Associate Dr. Parisa Sarzaeim.

They spoke on the availability and quality of publicly available tribal-led water-climate-environment (WCE) nexus databases on reservations and tribal lands in the U.S., showcasing the FAIRification process (Findability, Accessibility, Interoperability, and Reusability) of digital tribal WCE databases.

Bulltail is the 2023-2024 Water Policy Scholar at the Center for Water Policy and an Associate Professor at the University of Wisconsin – Madison’s Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies. Her research covers the disciplines of water resource engineering, natural resource management, land use, water quality science, and environmental justice in Indigenous communities. She focused her studies to tribal lands and federally reserved lands where water resources are governed by sovereign tribal nations.

This event is part of a quarterly online water symposium series in partnership with the Great Lakes Higher Education Consortium and Council of the Great Lakes Region. These events seek to encourage and advance collaborations, share science across borders, encourage students in research and career opportunities and present research that is solving real-world problems.