Michael H. Simpson, MS, MA

Department Chair and Core Faculty, and Director for the Center for Climate Preparedness and Community Resilience
Department of Environmental Studies

Program Director, Resource Management and Conservation Masters Degree and Sustainable Development and Climate Change Masters Degree Concentration

Research Grants


NOAA, Washington, D.C., Assessing the Risk of 100-year Floods in the Lamprey River Watershed Resulting from Changes in Climate and Land Use, with UNH Earth, Oceans and Space Institute Center, Durham, NH, $281,500

NOAA, Washington, D.C., Design and Implementation of a Stakeholder-Engaged Decision-Support Program for Adapting Civil Water Infrastructures for Climate and Land-Use Change, $224,000

NOAA, Washington D.C., Long term Climate Information and Forecasts Supporting Stakeholder-Driven Adaptation decisions for Urban Water Resources, $ 406,292


NOAA, Washington, D.C., Forging the Link Between Research-Based Institutions, Watershed Assistance Groups, and Municipal Land Use Decisions, with UNH Stormwater Center, Durham, NH, $268,427

USEPA, Washington, D.C., Assessment of Culvert Infrastructure Impact from Landuse Decisions and Projected Climate Change, Oyster River , with the NH Estuaries Project, Durham, NH, $60,000

USEPA, Region 1, Boston, MA, Solid Waste Curriculum Utilizing Critical Thinking Skills, with the New Hampshire Resource Recovery Association, Concord, NH , $90,000

Collaborative Working Group, St. Gallen, Switzerland, Privatized Waste Service Capacity Building in Post-Conflict Liberia, with DUCOR, Monrovia, Liberia, $60,000

American Forest and Paper Association, Degradability Research of Coated Paper Products Through In-Vessel Composting, with DSM Environmental Services, Ascutney, VT $15,000

MA Department of Environmental Protection, Hospital Waste Minimization Practices White Paper, with TERRA, LLC, Newburyport, MA, $10,000

Archers Daniels Midland, Degradability Research of Corn-Starch Plastic Bags, with E & A Environmental Services, Stoughton, MA $ 10,000

National Corn Growers Association, Leaf and Yard Waste Composting Manual, with Peter Engel, Wilton, NH, $7,500