How to enhance water management on campus? How to improve/create a sustainable option for rainwater? How to use rainwater to prevent drought on campus?
We live in an era of major water (over) exploitation due to an ever-increasing demand for sanitation, drinking, manufacturing, leisure, and agriculture. Water resource management is the activity of planning, developing, distributing, and managing the optimum use of water resources. When implemented properly, it can bring around many direct and indirect benefits, such as reduced sewer and water bills, lower energy consumption, extended infrastructure life, and reduced overall environmental footprint.
Recent studies on campus sustainability indicate that water management is often secondary in importance compared to issues such as energy efficiency and climate change. Universities, however, have the resources that could enable them to lead the process of developing and applying sustainable and efficient water management, such as considerable autonomy, a manageable physical campus landscape, multiple levels of influence, and knowledgeable experts.
All students are welcome to apply. Background in Hydrology studies, Environmental/climate studies, Ecology and Evolution, Engineering, Environment and Resources management or other sustainability-related fields.