The Berkeley Water Group was formed with the goal of providing a forum in which Berkeley students from different departments can meet, collaborate and discuss the interdisciplinary topics of water, sanitation and hygiene. The group consists of a range of both undergraduate and graduate students hailing from many different departments. Participants work with Blum projects such as Haath Mein Sehat, the Shuar Health Project and do research in China, India, Mexico and California as well as many other places. The group meets twice a month to network and collaborate on our respective projects. The chance to meet and exchange ideas with students from other disciplines who all share a focus on water and sanitation has been very fruitful for all participants’ work and research.
The Berkeley Water Group also serves as a hub through which participants can alert each other to talks, events and conferences addressing our shared interests. For example, the BWG was responsible for connecting two students to summer internship positions with projects for the summer in India and Mexico, as well as for connecting graduate students looking for relevant, applicable topics for thesis projects that are now working in partnership with the student projects and other campus researchers.
Affiliated departments: MCB, Public Health, Energy and Resources Group, Civil and Environmental Engineering
Meeting schedule: Every other Monday from 6pm-7:30pm, in Blum Hall B100.
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