The mission of SAHRA following NSF-STC funding is to promote and facilitate the development of cutting edge, water-related basic research projects, focused on integrating UA disciplinary strengths in hydrological, ecological, and physical sciences.
SAHRA accomplishes this mission by:
· Serving as an incubator for new ideas
· Integrating disciplinary research
· Fostering synthesis among disciplines
· Identifying funding opportunities and coordinating response
This mission builds directly on the success of SAHRA in serving as the springboard for approximately $12 million in currently funded, non-STC research efforts (list attached). SAHRA’s mission directly complements the activities and efforts of other centers at UA by filling the need for a center focused on basic water-related research and will continue to create opportunities through partnerships with departments and other centers. Through these efforts, the center will continue to use the unique research strengths arising from the investment NSF made in the Science and Technology Center at UA.