University of California, Riverside


Water SENSE Integrative Graduate Education Research Training



Fall 2018 - IGERT Group Portrait - Matt Brabant

Creating 'Water Scholars' through the Integrative Graduate Education and Research Traineeship

Water will become an even more important factor in determining human well-being in the future, as the world’s population increases from roughly 6.5 billion now to 9 billion by 2050. Also as the developing world’s population urbanizes, the demand for water transport and processing worldwide will increase significantly. Meanwhile, the supply of water is unlikely to increase and may decline as a result of major shifts in the world’s climate. Since water scarcity has a direct link to water contamination, the future outlook for water-related morbidity and mortality is bleak, especially in the absence of major public interventions. Water scarcity also portends worldwide political instability as more people and nations compete for this vital resource. UC Riverside's IGERT Water SENSE program first started in 2012, and is scheduled to be completed on June 30, 2019. 


IGERT Water SENSE Program News

November 27-30, 2018 

ACWA Conference

IGERT fellows will attend the Fall 2018 Association of California Water Agencies (ACWA) conference in San Diego, California. 

November 29, 2018 


IGERT fellows will tour the Tijuana River National Estuarine Research Reserve and meet with the Research Coordinator, Dr. Jeff Crooks, to discuss the latest research at the facility.  



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General Campus Information

University of California, Riverside
900 University Ave.
Riverside, CA 92521
Tel: (951) 827-1012

Department Information

College of Natural and Agricultural Sciences
College Building North, floors 2 & 3

Tel: (951) 827-7289
Fax: (951) 827-4190