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Southern California World Water Forum 2006
Innovative Conservation, Technology, Policy and Communications Grants for Southern California Universities and Community Colleges
Project Overview
 


Grants of $10,000 will be awarded for research and development on the implementation of water-use efficiency technology, policy research and communication strategies that can be cost-effectively implemented in Southern California and internationally, including developing nations.       

In accordance with the 2002 UN World Summit on Sustainable Development in Johannesburg, South Africa, "...proposals should improve efficient use of water resources...while preserving or restoring ecological integrity, with human domestic or industrial and agricultural needs."

COLLEGE TEAMS MUST DO ALL OF THE FOLLOWING :

Design a project, rendering or prototype with a local or global focus of either:

  • An applied research concept (i.e., local watersheds)
  • An efficient water-use technology or process
  • A communications strategy

Develop a business plan for implementation that includes:

  • A budget
  • Timeline
  • An environmental, financial, societal and public policy implementation of the proposed concept, technology or process
  • An estimate of project benefits

Complete a final report that provides:

  • A summary of research and outcomes
  • Qualitative and quantitative benefits
  • Evidence that the project could become fully sustainable
 
Eligibility
 


This is an inter-disciplinary project -- student teams from the following schools or Institutes for Water Resources are eligible to apply:

Communications
Agriculture
Communications
International Studies
Urban Planning
Geography

Civil Engineering   
Political Science
Landscape Irrigation Science
Economics
Public Administration
Environmental Science

              
Program Background


The International Decade of Fresh Water(2005 to 2015) was proclaimed by the United Nations to raise awareness about global water issues. To underscore the importance of water quality and conservation issues, Metropolitan has partnered with several local and national organizations by hosting a grant competition for local colleges and universities.

Creating new water conservation technologies, policies or communications programs will result in generating student interest in engineering, environmental science and related careers in the water industry, while promoting economic and workforce development in Southern California. It will help establish much-needed cost-effective prototypes in Southern California and internationally, including developing nations.

 
Contact

Please contact Benita Lynn Horn at
(888) 42-WATER (1-888-429-2837) if you have any questions.

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PROGRAM SCHEDULE:

FALL 2012: Grant funds disbursed and projects' research and development phase begins
WINTER 2013: Conduct on-site visits, research stage is completed; progress reports submitted
SPRING 2013:  WWF Expo to showcase grant recipient projects

Links to current grant recipient’s project proposals:


   
Information
 

Related World Water Forum background materials:
The Human Right to Water & Sanitation
Water Conservation Field Services Program
Water for People: An Introduction
Water for People: World Water Corps
Water Recycling: Just Doing What Comes Naturally

 
     
 

Spring Expo
At the Spring Expo, the college teams presented their final projects to industry professionals and the program sponsors.
Spring Expo Photos

 
Page updated: August 5, 2013