Water is essential for all life, but access to water varies greatly across the globe. Water is abundant in some places, but very scarce in others. Sufficient water for everyone will be a critical challenge of the 21st century in a world with an ever growing population, increasing per capita income and consumption, and a changing climate that has profound implications for the water cycle. Tackling water issues will also be a multi-disciplinary task, since water touches all aspects of our lives. It plays a key role in food production, electricity generation, recreation, environmental sustainability, etc.

The World Water Events at the University of Virginia will bring together multiple disciplines within the academic community, water professionals, and public interest around national and international water challenges which we all face.

UVa World Water Events are supported by:

Rivanna Conservation Alliance

UVA Office for Sustainability

School of Engineering and Applied Science

Center for Global Health

Department of Environmental Sciences

The Darden School of Business Institute for Business in Society

Thank you to the Center for Global Health Scholars who provided the images for this site.