• 2018 World Water Events

    See what is planned for the upcoming World Water events schedule.

    Event Calendar

    Reuters journalist Julia Harte recently spoke at UVA about the hydropolitics of Syria, Iraq and Afghanistan.

    About GWI

    The Global Water Initiative will be a leader in innovative research, policy advice and education that takes a holistic approach to water management.

    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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