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Interdisciplinary efforts in graduate education
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Water science, policy program launched
[Photo by Michael Chajes]
Water is a valuable resource that is critical for the health, vitality and long-term sustainability of all natural ecosystems. Worldwide, however, water resources are at a risk. Unsustainable population growth, land-use changes, pollution and global climate change all threaten the distribution, quantity and quality of the water on which all life depends.
Students in the water science and policy program will have ample opportunities to conduct field research. Here graduate and undergraduate students test water clarity in a tributary of White Clay Creek. [Photo by Jerry Kauffman]
"We have a really top-notch cadre of faculty representing many disciplines," Inamdar said. "We may approach the problem of water from different perspectives, but we share a common goal of better understanding, protecting and managing our precious water resources. The beauty of this program is it provides students greater flexibility in shaping their curriculum and greater opportunities to collaborate with faculty from diverse disciplines and departments."
"Graduates of this program will be able to pursue exciting career opportunities close to home or around the world," said Inamdar. " The demand for clean, healthy water is going to be very high in the coming century, and so will the demand for our graduates' expertise."