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Routes to Sustainability for Natural Gas Development and Water and Air Resources in the Rocky Mountain Region

AirWaterGas is a team of scientists, engineers, public health experts, educators, policy analysts, environmental consultants, economists, and lawyers working together to address a single driving question:

How can we better integrate research about the environmental, economic, and social tradeoffs of oil and gas development into policies and regulations governing development?

AirWaterGas is funded by the National Science Foundation as a Sustainability Research Network. Currently in its fifth and last year of funding, read about four significant advances made by AWG researchers.

AWG is made up of 12 topic-focused research teams from 10 institutions.
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AWG has developed resources for community members like you.
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The AirWaterGas Network is made of up researchers from:

  • University of Colorado Boulder
  • Colorado School of Mines
  • Colorado School of Public Health (University of Colorado Denver)
  • University of Colorado Denver’s School of Public Affairs
  • Colorado State University
  • National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
  • National Renewable Energy Laboratory
  • University Center for Atmospheric Research
  • California State Polytechnic University Pomona
  • University of Michigan