Campus Water Sustainability Research and Opportunities Map
Project Leads: Sasha Harris-Lovett, Amanda Cairo
Sponsor: Berkeley Water Center (BWC)
TGIF Grant: $22,830.00
Project Theme: Education & Behavior Change
Project Description: The Berkeley Water Center (BWC) proposes to create, maintain and disseminate a campus water sustainability research and opportunities map. In Fall 2019, student interns, in collaboration with the Berkeley Water Center staff, will identify existing water-related classes, research-projects, faculty, and opportunities on campus by searching course catalogs, interviewing faculty with related interests about research opportunities in their labs, and outreaching to student groups. In Spring 2020, student interns and Berkeley Water Center staff will work together to develop a visually-appealing, user-friendly map of water sustainability research and opportunities on campus. The project will culminate in a map-launch event to gather water-related faculty and students together for networking and community-building. The map will be disseminated on the Berkeley Water Center website, as well as promoted through BWC social media channels and through outreach to student groups and classes.
Goals: 1) Collate water sustainability research and opportunities on campus in one central document and webpage and synthesize water sustainability research and opportunities on campus into an accessible, user-friendly resource.
2) Facilitate connections between interested students (both undergraduate and graduate) and researchers to existing water sustainability research projects, classes and opportunities on campus so that students and other researchers get more training in the field, engage with ongoing projects and garner collaborators for new ones.
3) Engage and support student interns in researching, designing, and creating the water sustainability research and opportunities map.
4) Gather students, staff and faculty involved with water sustainability research and opportunities in one place for networking and connections at the map launch event to increase networking between programs and departments.
5) Disseminate water sustainability research and opportunities to students, researchers and other interested people and foster collaboration in and beyond our campus community.