Water Sustainability in Latin America
EXCHANGE in Environmental Sciences and Engineering With Opportunities in Mexico, Chile and Brazil WATER SUSTAINABILITY in Latin America This program will support 10 graduate students (and possibly also undergraduates) at the UA and partner universities pursuing studies in environmental sciences and engineering, in a coordinated curriculum focused on water sustainability and reuse. The program enables teams of students to work and study together.
Students spend one semester to one year at a participating university in another country. The UA’s partner universities are:
- The Federal University of Pernambuco (Brazil)
- The Federal University of Minas Gerais (Brazil)
- University of Concepción (Chile)
- National Autonomous University of Mexico (Mexico)
Students will be eligible for a $1,500 scholarship through a 100,000 Strong in the Americas grant and can explore other scholarship opportunities available through the UA and other agencies.
“Scarcity of clean water is a serious problem confronting major cities and arid and semiarid regions of the Americas,” said professor of chemical and environmental engineering Jim Field, assistant dean of graduate education in the UA College of Engineering and coordinator of the study abroad program with the UA Office of Global Initiatives.
“Training future professionals to develop and implement water reuse technology requires a collaborative international approach. This award will help graduate students in the U.S. and Latin America overcome mobility and language barriers to better tackle water challenges throughout the region.”
Students from these universities will conduct research with world-renowned faculty experts on water contamination, remediation and reuse in the UA College of Engineering. They include Jim Field, director of the UA Dean Carter Binational Center for Environmental Health Sciences, and professor Shane Snyder, co-director of the UA Water Sustainability and Technology Center, both fellows of the International Water Association; and professor Reyes Sierra, director of the College’s program in environmental engineering.
For more information about this program please contact Derrick Goodrich from UA Study Abroad.