TRANSFORMATIONS TO GROUNDWATER SUSTAINABILITY
Undergraduate Student Learning
Interviews with T2GS Scholars
The T2GS project has a unique component of undergraduate learning through the University of California, Santa Cruz. Through a class based in global approaches to water justice, undergraduate students gained skills in conducting research and got involved in the process of research-based learning. Students developed and conducted interviews with international scholars working on the T2GS project and wrote a descriptive synopsis based on a discussion of their work on groundwater sustainability.
Students, instructors, and guests from the UCSC classes on water justice in Fall 2019 (left) and Winter 2020 (right)
Left: Reilly Thomson, Alfred Riley, Giselle Wendt, Anna Geiger, Kira Cragun-Rehders, Sheeva Sabati, Marcus Mendiola, and Lowe Börjeson
Right: Linnea Beckett, Katia Hise, Taylor Mcclintic, Jenica Hierman, Francisca Verduzco Moreno, Michelaina Johnson, and Alyssa Najera
Field Trips & Research
As part of the research-based learning of the class, students visit the Pajaro Valley Water Management Agency (PVWMA) in Watsonville to hear from Marcus Mendiola about groundwater access, scarcity, infrastructure, and sustainability locally.
Harkins Slough Facility Pajaro Valley. (Credit: Lowe Börjeson - February 11, 2020)
Overlooking College Lake Basin, Pajaro Valley, California. (Credit: Lowe Börjeson - November 11, 2019)
Harkins Slough Pajaro Valley. (Credit: Lowe Börjeson - February 11, 2020)
Strawberries growing in the Pajaro Valley, California. (Credit: Lowe Börjeson - February 11, 2020)
Water recycling facility, Pajaro Valley, California. (Credit: Lowe Börjeson - February 11, 2020)