Learning From the Drought Down Under
Silvia Gonzalez, who graduated in 2015 with a B.A. in social ecology, and Andrew Mehring, a postdoctoral scholar at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography, collect water samples in one of Melbourne’s constructed wetlands. Southeastern Australia is a case study in how to successfully weather a lengthy drought. “It’s like looking into what the future could be for California if we got our act together,” says UCI civil & environmental engineer Stanley Grant.