Managing Resources in a Water-Limited World

Cosumnes River flood
Cosumnes River flood in 2016. Photo by Carson Jeffres/UC Davis.

An interdisciplinary team from UC Davis is collaborating with the IHE Delft Institute for Water Education—the largest graduate water education facility in the world, based in the Netherlands—to develop a summer school on “Sustainable Water Management in a Water-Limited World.”

The first session will be held in the Netherlands in July 2020 with plans to host an expanded summer school in Davis in 2021 and the potential to implement ongoing joint courses, workshops, and summer schools in the future. Since the health of the world's waters requires global and interdisciplinary collaboration, the program aims to attract graduate students from around the world and across disciplines.

The team is led by Nicholas Pinter, the Roy J. Shlemon Professor of Applied Geosciences and associate director for the Center for Watershed Sciences in the College of Letters and Science; Katrina Jessoe, an associate professor of agricultural and resource economics in the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences; and Jay Lund, a professor of civil and environmental engineering in the College of Engineering.

Funding for the program comes from UC Davis Global Affairs through its Grants for Advancing Sustainable Development Goals. The team-focused grants fund locally executed and internationally oriented, multidisciplinary programs that enhance UC Davis’ connections to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). 

— Adapted from a story by Bonnie Shea, UC Davis Global Affairs