Cold Regions and Water Science Centre
The Cold Regions Research Centre was established in 1988, evolving from a large multidisciplinary, research & training, project on snow & ice hydrology in the Karakoram Himalaya of Pakistan that was based in WLU’s geography department. While the Centre’s initial focus was on arctic & mountain glaciology & hydrology, since 1990 the scope & role of the Centre within the geography department & the university has broadened.
Today the CRRC is a focus of cold regions (mountain & northern) research consulting on topics such as hydrology, climatology, glaciology, resource management, parks planning & biogeochemistry.
- facilitate interdisciplinary research and teaching about cold regions;
- facilitate academic and field training of students in a range of cold regions disciplines and locations;
- provide a locus for interaction among faculty and between faculty and students interested in cold regions research and problems;
- encourage cooperation and links with other cold regions research and training centres and organizations.
- research space & facilities for affiliated graduate students;
- maintain cold regions research aids & support;
- maintain contacts with northern & other research institutes interested in cold regions;
- sponsor regular invited speaker series;
- provide public & educational talks on cold regions topics.