Water week is a week-long series of events designed to inform our campus of the importance of water in the environment. The inaugural event was held Sept 15th-20th, 2014 and included film screenings and panel discussions, a photo contest, career panel, and seminar. We had growing interest and student patticipation at our 2015 events and forged new relationships with the arts. A similar format is planned for Fall 2016. This is a collaborative effort between the Colleges of Agriculture, Food, and the Environment, Arts and Sciences, Engineering, and Fine Arts as well as the Kentucky Geological Survey and Kentucky Water Resources Research Institute.
Funded by UK's Student Sustainability Council and Lexington Fayette Urban County Government, this project was initiated to improve stormwater quality on campus while providing for an outdoor laboratory and classroom. Currently we have faculty in Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering, Plant and Soil Sciences, Earth and Environmental Sciences, and Forestry collecting water quantity and water quality data as part of their research and curriculum. If you are interested in more information about these projects or would be interested in developing your own, please go to the contact page and send us a message. For more information...