MURP Student Awarded Women's Transportation Seminar Scholarship

Darlene Gonzalez, a 2nd year Master's of Urban and Regional Planning student, has been awarded a $4000 scholarship from the Orange County chapter of the Women's Transportation Seminar (WTS) for her pursuit of studies in transportation. Founded in 1977, the Women's Transportation Seminar is an international organization dedicated to building the future of transportation through the global advancement of women.

Parched West is using up underground water

Stephanie Castle, MURP '13 (Master in Urban and Regional Planning), and a team of researchers from UCI and NASA, have released a study that found more than 75 percent of the water loss in the drought-stricken Colorado River Basin since late 2004 came from underground resources. The extent of groundwater loss may pose a greater threat to the water supply of the western United States than previously thought. "We don't know exactly how much groundwater we have left, so we don't know when we're going to run out," states Castle.

Photo credit: US Bureau of Reclamation

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