UC Davis Study Abroad, Summer Abroad Mexico, Water

Summer Abroad Mexico

Building Sustainable Water Treatment Systems

Monterrey, Mexico

  • Dates – July 1–28, 2024
  • Max Enrollment – 32
  • Taught In – English
  • Prerequisites – Yes
  • 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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