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Grant to allow graduate students to research water quantity and quality improvement
Date:7/6/2012

assess if the water is safe to drink or use in other ways, and what to do if the water that needs to be used appears unsafe. Our fellows will learn about these social and cultural practices and how to study them because any water-related project that involves changes to human behavior needs to be attentive to how people think about and engage with water in their community."

Atkinson, whose research focuses on developing genetic strategies for controlling insect pests, is enthusiastic about the interdisciplinary nature of the research projects the water scholars will engage in.

"The fact that this is also a training grant is especially exciting to us," he said. "Such grants typically attract excellent students into doing high-quality, high-impact research. Further, three UCR colleges are joining forces to tackle head-on what promises to be a contentious topic internationally in the next 20 years, when water will be more precious than oil."


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Contact: Iqbal Pittalwala
iqbal@ucr.edu
951-827-6050
University of California - Riverside
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