• 2018-19 Global Water Events

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    Delivering a keynote, organized by UVA's Global Water Initiative, Ram Aviram, the former Israeli ambassador to Greece and chief of staff for former President Shimon Peres, detailed the efforts to negotiate water rights in the politically tumultuous Jordan River Basin. Aviram's talk was the first in a series of UVA World Water Events scheduled to continue through March and April.

    Impact Investing in Water

    During a GWI event held at Darden, participants at different stages of the water investing ecosystem spoke before a crowd on the opportunities for cultivating both meaningful environmental and humanitarian impact as well as return on investment in the still nascent space.

    Water Challenge

    As part of UVA and Darden's annual World Water Events, Nestlé Chairman Peter Brabeck spoke to more than 400 attendees about the looming global water crisis.

    All-Pro Waterboy

    NFL star Chris Long returned to UVA to discuss his nonprofit Waterboys Initiative in Darden Professor Peter Debaere's "Global Economics of Water" course.

    Examining Infrastructure

    The water infrastructure crisis in Flint, Michigan, was in the crosshairs of a panel of experts at Darden for the 2017 UVA World Water Events.

  • Research GWI


    The global water crisis is clouded by many questions. Research led by the UVA Global Water Initiative is helping uncover critical answers.

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  • Education - GWI


    The UVA Global Water Initiative prepares the next generation of leaders with the knowledge and tools to solve the world’s water challenge.

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  • Impact on Policy - GWI

    Impact on Policy

    Public policy can create solutions to the global water crisis, and the UVA Global Water Initiative connects with policymakers to influence the conversation.

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