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Students Go Online for Water Research: 15 Locations Across Utah

2020 participants of the J. Paul Riley Student Paper Competition sponsored by the Utah Chapter of the American Water Resources Association. As conferences across Utah and the U.S. are cancelled due to Coronavirus, 13 students from two Utah universities went online to present their water research and compete for cash prizes in the 15th annual […]

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Charting Uncertain Waters

U Researchers Use Systems Dynamics Modeling to Help Korea’s Rural Research Institute Plan for Resiliency   For agricultural water managers, climate change means increased demand, supply hurdles, risk of extreme weather damage and greater potential for contamination. All are issues that weigh heavy on the minds of those in charge of ensuring delivery of the […]

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#readtothink About Water

As part of the Marriott Library’s #readtothink campaign, we asked some of our U Water faculty affiliates and staff what texts they recommend to broaden an understanding of water issues. Do you use the library to #readtothink about water? If so, say hi on Twitter or Instagram (@uwatercenter) and tell us what you’re reading with […]

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USPCASW Researchers Receive Gates Foundation Grand Challenges Explorations Grant

The University of Utah was recently awarded a Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Grand Challenges Explorations grant. Dr. Windy Tanner, principal investigator and visiting instructor in the Division of Epidemiology and Dr. Jim VanDerslice, co-investigator and associate professor in the Division of Public Health will work with Drs. Ayesha Tajammul and Jamil Ahmed at Mehran […]

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Entrepreneurship Exchange Pitch Event


Wednesday, August 7, 2019 4 p.m.  S.J. Quinney College of Law 6500 (Flynn Room) 383 S. University St., Salt Lake City, UT 84112 Enjoy delicious refreshments and a pitch-style showcase of water innovations presented by USPCASW Exchange scholars. Network with researchers and practitioners working on globally-relevant water problems. Students will present research on: Point-of-use purification […]

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Getting to Know “Bad Bugs” in Pakistan’s Drinking Water

USPCASW Faculty Exchange Fosters Long-term Research Partnership It was Spring of 2016 when Dr. Rasool Bux Mahar left Pakistan to spend a semester at the University of Utah. At the time, the one-year-old USAID-funded U.S.-Pakistan Center for Advanced Studies of Water was busy constructing what would become a well-equipped hub for the country’s water research […]

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USPCASW Instructor Rick Bereit Helps Students Write the Future

As the U.S.-Pakistan Center for Advanced Studies in Water writing instructor for the past two years, Dr. Rick Bereit has developed over 30 English and technical writing lessons, corrected thousands of punctuation and article errors, logged numerous hours traveling to Pakistan and, most notably, endeared himself to nearly every student who’s studied with him. Writing […]

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Professor Jeff McCarthy: What the humanities can teach us about the earth’s oceans and water systems?

“What can the humanities teach us about the earth’s oceans and water systems?” That was the question posed to Professor Jeff McCarthy, director of the University of Utah’s Environmental Humanities Program. McCarthy has been immersed in a study of the earth’s oceans, and the timeless metaphors they provide for writers and artists. McCarthy’s research is […]

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