Climate change and related water problems pose some of the most formidable challenges to science and society today. The IGERT in Climate Change, Water and Society (CCWAS) at UC Davis is designed to provide a new generation of scientists with the disciplinary depth and the multidisciplinary breadth to address effects of climate change on water resources, including unification of hydrologic and climate science toward a more advanced understanding of hydroclimatology and better translation of science into action.
Glacier near Chillan, Chile. Photo courtesy of José Luis Arumí
Paul Ullrich and Graham Fogg discuss the causes and implications of the California drought in the CCWAS core course. You can view their lecture on youtube.
The CCWAS IGERT is a Cooperating Organization for the 30th Biennial Groundwater Conference: Drought, Water Quality, and Sustainability, 6-7 October 2015, in Sacramento, CA.
- browse these pages
- download our proposal -- the CCWAS IGERT narrative
- consult the new National Research Council report, which outlines the importance of collaboration between climate scientists, hydrologic scientists, and water managers
- or contact our Academic Coordinator, Carole Hom, at clhom at ucdavis dot edu.
The CCWAS IGERT is funded by the US National Science Foundation through the Integrative Graduate Education Research Traineeship (IGERT) program.