Kara Nelson, David Sedlak and Ashok Gadgil are members of a team of Berkeley faculty selected for the prestigious Obama-Singh 21st Century Knowledge Initiative Award for 2014.
They will join other UC Berkeley faculty at the Centre for Technology Alternatives for Rural Areas (CTARA) in the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Bombay, Maharashtra on a three-year project titled, Sustainable Indian Water Infrastructure Project (SIWIP): A Systems Approach. The SIWIP project is an ongoing educational partnership between India and the US aimed at cultivating educational reform, fostering economic growth, generating shared knowledge to address global challenges, and developing junior faculty at Indian and American institutions of higher learning.
Nelson, Sedlak and Gadgil teach in the CEE Environmental Engineering program.
The UC Berkeley SIWIP team will be led by Berkeley water experts, Kara Nelson and Isha Ray of the Energy and Resources Group.