KU has many resources for water research. We are home to a number of centers, departments and museums that do an amazing amount of research involving biodiversity and the quality, availability and use of water. Some of the best water-related researchers in the world are faculty and staff at KU. The grand challenge with water research goes well beyond science and engineering, however. To understand how everything relates you also need to engage the humanities, the arts, the social sciences and education. KU has research strengths in all these areas and is bringing them together to think about water in new and challenging ways.