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Drought: The Call to Conserve Water

Posted on Wednesday, Mar. 5, 2014
The state of California is currently seeing the worst drought in modern history. Learn more about the drought and SCU’s plan on water conservation. Read More »
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Gary Vargas, Facilities: Water-Saving Strategist

Posted on Wednesday, Mar. 5, 2014
Gary Vargas, Grounds Maintenance Supervisor in Facilities, plays an essential role in conserving water on campus, especially with landscaping. Read More »
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Did You Know?

Posted on Wednesday, Mar. 5, 2014
Tap water is better than bottled water for monetary, environmental, and social reasons. Learn more and support the student-led campaign on campus in promoting tap water over bottled water. Read More »

Take Action

Posted on Wednesday, Mar. 5, 2014
Tips to reduce, reuse, recycle, and respect for water conservation.
REDUCE:usage of water when cleaning and gardening
REUSE: graywater for gardens and houseplants
RECYCLE: water conserving behaviors
RESPECT: the interconnectedness of water and food Read More »
Waterwise Gardening & Suzy, The Forge Garden

Fresh from the Forge Garden

Posted on Wednesday, Mar. 5, 2014
Learn some tips on how to use water efficiently in your garden. Read More »

Did you Know?

Posted on Tuesday, Jun. 4, 2013
SCU students worked on a campaign this year to ban SCU-brand plastic water bottles from campus. Read more about the ban, about Santa Clara's water supply, and about the benefits of drinking tap water. Also, find out where you can fill your reusable bottle on campus. Read More »

Take Action

Posted on Tuesday, Jun. 4, 2013
Tips to take action: reduce, reuse, recycle, and respect, related to water-wise gardening. REDUCE: excess watering by shortening time limits on automatic irrigation systems | REUSE: water by installing a rainwater catchment system | RECYCLE: compost-rich gardens are also water-efficient | RESPECT: the natural climate and neighboring communities when thinking about watering. Read More »

Did You Know?

Posted on Friday, Jan. 11, 2013
The Environmental Studies and Sciences Department is offering a new course this quarter on water resources. ENVS 160: Water Resources is being taught by Professor Iris Stewart-Frey. Read more about the topics and components of the class. Read More »

What's in our water: bottled, tap, and reclaimed

Posted on Sunday, Jul. 1, 2012
Bottled water is advertised as the cleaner and healthier choice for drinking water, but the truth is that bottled water is usually the same quality as the water coming out of your tap. Unlike tap water, however, bottled water poses health risks and is also extremely wasteful. Read more about Santa Clara University's efforts to promote reusable drinking water and to implement recycled water on campus. Read More »

Measuring snowmelt, water quality; advocate of water-wise decisions

Posted on Sunday, Jul. 1, 2012
Iris Stewart-Frey is an Assistant Professor and water specialist at SCU's Department of Environmental Studies and Sciences. She attributes her love of water to her German roots and is currently researching the impacts of climate change on water flow and quality in California. Read more about her unique upbringing, her teaching and research interests, and her advice for conserving water. Read More »