The UC Water Security and Sustainability Research Initiative is the newest multicampus organization headquartered at UC Merced, and is focused on strategic research for better water resources management.
UC Water applies innovative science, technology and implementation strategies to the critical, complex issues of surface water and groundwater management.
Begun in 2015, UC Water is one aspect of the massive five-year, $50 million Clean Energy Research Center for Water Energy Technologies international research consortium, funded in part by the U.S. Department of Energy, the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and the Chinese Ministry of Science and Technology.
UC Water has more than 40 researchers approaching water from three perspectives: information, institutions and infrastructure.
The group’s initiatives include: