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World Water Initiative Excellence Fund

The World Water initiative seeks to bring California’s water solutions to the world. The World Water initiative is one of UC Davis' Big Ideas, which are the centerpieces of the university's second comprehensive campaign to support transformative new programs.

From drought to floods, from safe drinking water to wastewater, from agricultural production to ecosystem restoration, UC Davis is a leader in water-related education, research and outreach. The World Water initiative brings UC Davis’ interdisciplinary expertise to bear on solving local and global water challenges. Pioneering 21st century water science, engineering, management and policy, this initiative expands our engagement in managing one of the world’s most precious resources. The California Model of water management—leveraging water science, expertise and policy—will improve and deliver better solutions for a wide range of challenges locally and globally.

Your gift to the World Water initiative will help:

  • Establish a hub for global and California education in water science and management

  • Launch Water without Borders to provide scientific expertise and promote social justice for water issues around the world

  • Create the California Water Science Center—a sweeping new private-public-academic water partnership

UC Davis’ World Water initiative will promote California’s water solutions locally and globally. It brings the world problems and ideas to California and California’s water expertise to the world.

For more information on this exciting Big Idea for UC Davis, visit World Water Initiative.


Allison Chilcott
Executive Director of Development for Office of Research
[email protected]
(530) 979-1439 (Phone)

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Office of University Development

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Davis, CA 95616-5270

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