The Willamette INFEWS project is a research effort, funded by a grant from the National Science Foundation and led by Oregon State University. The project focuses on the Willamette River Basin, a 11,600 mi2 (30,000 km2) watershed with diverse land use and a history of intensive study and integrated modeling. Within the context of this basin, this project asks: What are the tradeoffs and adaptation pathways that will help us satisfy competing ecological demands while also securing food, water and energy for a growing population?
The project is led by Oregon State University and involves collaborators from the University of Oregon, The University of Nevada-Reno, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, the American University of Beirut, Freie Universitat Berlin, and Oregon Freshwater Simulations. It is a four-year project that began in August 2017 and will end in July 2021.