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The Paradox of the Willingness to Pay: USPCASW Researcher Studies the Economics of Water in Pakistan

What value do people place on water? What are the attributes that influence those judgments, and what effect do they have on public policy in the developing world? These questions have been driving the research of University of Utah graduate student and USPCASW research assistant Matt Kosko. “Institutions and the Willingness to Pay for Water […]

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Business Community Reception for New USPCASW Exchange Students


  On Sunday, September 10, the Alta Club in downtown Salt Lake City hosted an event introducing the new cohort of University of Utah’s USPCASW exchange students to the local Pakistani business community. The reception offered the students an opportunity to meet local leaders, network, and build connections. The event was organized by University of […]

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Fall Exchange Students Arrive

The U.S. Pakistan Center for Advanced Studies in Water at the University of Utah is excited to be hosting an amazing group of Pakistani exchange students this fall from our partner Mehran University of Engineering and Technology. The students arrived on the evening of September 1st and were welcomed by USPCAS-W staff. The students will […]

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Professor Ramesh Goel: finding solutions to antibiotic resistant bacteria in water

One of the greatest advancements in modern medicine was the development of antibiotic drugs. These medicines have saved millions of lives by creating an effective treatment for fighting off bacterial infections. The problem is these once “miracle” drugs are becoming less effective as strains of bacteria are growing resistant. University of Utah Professor Ramesh Goel […]

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Innovation for Impact Workshops

In May, team members from the U.S. travelled to Mehran University of Engineering and Technology in Pakistan for a series of workshops. The theme for the mission was “Innovation for Impact.” Building on this theme, the team worked to more deeply engage MUET faculty, students, and stakeholders in a collaborative process. Workshop instructor teams included […]

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USPCAS-W Student Poster Competition at MUET

JAMSHORO December 7, 2016:  Poster competition among the students of Environment Engineering (ENV.ENG) and Water, Sanitation and Health Sciences (WaSHS) departments of U.S.-Pakistan Center for Advanced Studies in Water (USPCAS-W) was held at Mehran University of Engineering & Technology (MUET) Jamshoro. Total 24 students studying in Master of Science (MS) in ENV.ENG and WaSHS participated […]

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National Water Research Network Launched

The US-Pakistan Center for Advanced Studies in Water (USPCAS-W), Mehran University of Engineering and Technology, Jamshoro, hosted a meeting of leading water experts, who have agreed to form a National Water Research Network (NWRN). While discussing the pressing water research issues in Pakistan, experts expressed concerns that water-related research is scattered across institutions, and national policy […]

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Call for Concept Notes for Research Grant Program in Water 2016-17

Overview The figure below illustrates USPCAS-W vision of Pakistan’s water sector as an integrated sociotechnical system, bringing together resource endowments, engineering systems, and natural and social sciences considerations, as well as, the natural and human impact factors, i.e., natural hazards (especially climate change), and the multiplicity of human responses (policy, governance, law, finance and economics, […]

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