Sustainability

Small Towns, Big Flood Waters

May 15, 2019
Nicholas Pinter, champion of the World Water Initiative, and UC Davis undergraduate student James "Huck" Rees are hoping their research in flooding will help towns reduce their risk and, if appropriate, consider moving out of harm's way. 

Sustainable Campus, Sustainable Cities Big Idea Provides a Model for California and the World

May 02, 2019

The Sustainable Campus, Sustainable Cities Big Idea is a testament to how UC Davis will continue to build upon its legacy of leading the way for universities and cities to make sustainable changes on a large scale. UC Davis has received worldwide recognition for leadership in this field. For example, UC Davis is ranked third in the world and first among U.S. universities in the 2018 UI GreenMetric World University Rankings, largely because of the many sustainable buildings on campus.

The Age of Robot Farmers

April 09, 2019

Picking strawberries takes speed, stamina, and skill. Can a robot do it? Professor David Slaughter at the University of California, Davis demonstrates how future farmers might employ emerging technology.

Via The New Yorker

Supporting the Next Wave of Water Leaders

March 26, 2019

By Trevor Stewart and Ashley Han

UC Davis professor and director of the Center for Watershed Sciences Jay Lund explains the important role UC Davis engineers will play in solving water problems that plague societies across the globe.

Opinion: California Needs to Explore New Approaches to Water

January 18, 2019
New scientific research over the past few decades has taught us better ways to help struggling fish populations. Scientists throughout the state have determined that the water-only approach to helping fish favored by the State Water Board simply may not be the best solution.

Driven to Teach

January 07, 2019

With the goal of designing cars, Kornbluth studied engineering before working for General Motors. Now, he is the founding director of the UC Davis Program for International Energy Technologies, an adjunct assistant professor in the Department of Biological and Agricultural Engineering, and the champion for the Sustainable Campus, Sustainable Cities initiative. 

Via UC Davis Magazine