UC Davis Study Abroad, Summer Abroad Mexico, Water

Summer Abroad Mexico

A new $50,000 grant, made possible by UC Alianza MX 2024 Seed Funding Opportunity for Mobilities to Mexico, is available for the first 10 students who enroll in the Summer Abroad Building Sustainable Water Treatment Systems program in Monterrey! The first 10 students to enroll will receive up to $5,000 total that covers their Accommodations and Services Abroad Fee, group flight (for the program dates), and on-site meals. No application required!

Building Sustainable Water Treatment Systems

Monterrey, Mexico

  • Dates – July 1–28, 2024
  • Max Enrollment – 32
  • Taught In – English
  • Prerequisites – See course page for details
  • Academic Area – Civil & Environmental Engineering

Program Overview

In 2015, the nations of the world adopted a set of global goals to eradicate poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all as part of a new sustainable development agenda. In Mexico, although substantial developments have been made in water and wastewater treatment, significant progress is still needed in providing access to all communities, as well as ensuring the resilient operations of these systems. This class will focus on the design of a holistic system for the collection, treatment and use of rainwater, and the collection, treatment and reuse of municipal wastewater in a community in Mexico that is historically under-resourced. The system will be designed to meet the needs of the population served, comply with current regulations and legislation, and reflect the principles of sustainability, Net Zero Water, Water Neutral, and conjunctive use.

Program Contacts

Program Highlights

  • Gain an international perspective on the design of water and wastewater systems.
  • Experience dimensions of social justice in engineering.
  • Work side-by-side with students from Tecnologico de Monterrey.
  • Engage with local stakeholders passionate about expanding access to safe and affordable water.
  • Immerse yourself in the cuisine and culture of Northern Mexico.

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