From the Field: Informal Water Systems

September 06, 2019
Field Work Summer 2019 - Yasmina Choueiri 


When communities have water shortages, they tend to develop alternative water systems to overcome these shortages. These systems can take different shapes and forms. To satisfy their freshwater needs, communities can directly pump water from wells, receive water that is delivered through water trucks, or collect rainwater in reservoirs and use them during the dry period. To satisfy their drinking water needs, communities often rely on bottled water, but only if they can afford it.

From Farm to Table and Back Again: Innovations to Feed More with Less

February 19, 2019
Dr. Spang and Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D-ME) kicked off this year's lecture series, Savor: Lectures on Food and Wine, presented by the Robert Mondavi Institute for Food and Wine and UC Davis Library. The event took place on February 4, 2019 at the Jan Shrem and Maria Manetti Shrem Museum of Art at UC Davis.  The lecture can be viewed here.