Offered exclusively through UC Water, and led by Professor Joshua Viers (UC Merced) and Professor Ted Grantham (UC Berkeley), the UC Water Academy is a spring/summer intensive course open to select undergraduate students at UC Berkeley, UC Davis, UC Merced, and UC Santa Cruz.
The course is intended to train the next generation of California water leaders via immersive learning about California’s water resources, policies, and management approaches.
The guided curriculum will focus on the theory and practice of water sustainability and security as it applies to California (virtual class March-May), and with direct field experiences throughout California (June 18-30, 2017, see where we will go!).
In addition to receiving academic credit at any of the four campuses, students will directly benefit from visiting select locations featuring California’s infrastructure, such as Shasta Dam, Mono Lake, and Hetch Hetchy Valley. Students will meet with institutional and policy leaders as well as gain direct research experience by working with UC Water faculty. Student projects will focus on communicating important California water issues to the public stakeholders.
Applications Due December 15, 2016
The UC Water Academy is a great way for University of California upper-division undergraduate and first-year graduate students to learn about water resources, management and law.
Field Trip: June 18-30, 2017
Units: 1-2 Independent Study