Climate scientist Daniel Swain part of team awarded $19 million NSF grant to improve abilities to withstand extreme floods and droughts

November 18, 2019

Climate scientist Daniel Swain will take part in the National Science Foundation’s (NSF) $19 million Prediction of and Resilience against Extreme Events (PREEVENTS) program. NSF awarded a total of 14 grants to support research on natural disasters. Swain will study the weather conditions that cause grouped events like back-to-back flooding episodes in order to improve our abilities to withstand extreme floods and droughts.  

James Done (Willis Research Fellow and science lead for the National Center for Atmospheric Research’s Engineering for Climate Extremes Partnership) is the principal investigator and Mari Tye (researcher at the National Center for Atmospheric Research) is the co-principal investigator.

For more information and to see the full list of awardees, please read the NSF announcement.

Learn more about Swain’s Sustainable LA Grand Challenge research project on the future of extreme precipitation in Los Angeles.

Daniel Swain currently holds joint appointments as a climate scientist within UCLA’s Institute of the Environment and Sustainability, a research fellow in the Capacity Center for Climate and Weather Extremes at the National Center for Atmospheric Research, and as the California Climate Fellow at The Nature Conservancy.