The State Water Resources and Control Board has awarded a $2.3 million grant to help university students take a bigger role in improving water management and efficiency in California’s disadvantaged communities.
Sonoma State University has received a $330,000 grant from the Sonoma County Water Agency for academic and sustainability programs in the University's WATERS collaborative.
The WATERS Collaborative served as a model for innovation collaborations between business and academics when Program Lead, Claudia Luke kicked off the Nature!Tech Conference.
WATERS collaborated with the School of Science & Technology, the Office of Undergraduate Research and Creative Experiences (SOURCE), and others to host a campus wide symposium that celebrated the achievements of SSU students engaged in inquiry.
Waters Program Lead and CEI Director Claudia Luke moderated the Sustainable Water panel this year at the 2016 Sustainable Enterprise Conference. Panel speakers included Mark Trotta (SCWA), Baji Gobburi (Cambrian Solutions), and Mike Cohen (SSU).
Managing the impact of development on water resources is again an urgent challenge in California.
When NASA saw the drought’s impact from their satellites and announced that California could run out of water in a year if enough rain did not fall, the need to connect SSU students to regional water issues became even more critical.
The SSU Science Symposium was a success this year with most posters and greatest attendance to date.
SSU, County Team Up to Study Copeland Creek
by Jeremy Hay Press Democrat
Jackie Guilford (ENSP) and her student Maya Hoholick will be presenting the results of their water quality research to the CSU Board of Trustees on March 24, 2015.