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Arumugam receives NSF Career Award

Dr. Sankar Arumugam, assistant professor of civil, construction, and environmental engineering at North Carolina State University, has received a Faculty Early Career Development Award from the National Science Foundation (NSF), effective June 1, 2010, and lasting through May 31, 2015.

The award, known as the NSF Career Award, is one of the highest honors given by NSF to early-career faculty in science and engineering.

NSF will provide $404,351 in funding to support Arumugam’s research project entitled, “Climate Informed Uncertainty Analyses for Integrated Water Resources Sustainability.”
The project involves research to quantify the relative roles of climate variability in modulating seasonal streamflow and water quality variability over relatively undeveloped basins in the southeastern U.S. Arumugam will also investigate the utility of seasonal climate forecasts in improving water supply and water quality management and in developing adaptive water management plans for promoting water sustainability in regions such as the Neuse river basin in North Carolina. He plans to integrate his research findings into courses at NC State and other institutions and demonstrate to federal and state agencies, research institutes and non-profits the use of climate forecasts in developing streamflow and water quality forecasts for impaired water bodies.

Arumugam received his Ph.D. in water resources engineering from Tufts University in 2001 and joined the College of Engineering faculty in August 2005.