Fresh water is a renewable resource, but our supply of it is steadily decreasing and in danger of disappearing altogether in some heavily populated areas. Switzer Fellows working in this area are working to solve some of the most pressing questions in the field, including how to protect drinking water from industrial contamination, how the western United States can survive ongoing drought conditions due to climate change, and what new technologies might help us conserve this precious resource.
Spotlight on Leadership
Dipti Vaghela is passionate about micro hydro. Vaghela’s organization, the Hydropower Empowerment Network, takes a country-by-country approach to rural electrification, helping micro hydro and other technologies take root in places where electricity is expensive and hard – or even impossible – to come by. Her goal? To bring electricity in a sustainable and participatory way to places that need it.Read more >