A Promising Collaboration within Water Research, Sustainability, and Policy
Another remarkable joint initiative that emerged from this trip was with Chalmers University of Technology, in the field of water research. Dr. Sebastien Rauch from Chalmers' Engineering in Water Environment Technology and Architecture and Civil Engineering department and Dr. Saugatta Datta from UTSA found their paths intersecting once again during this visit, thanks to shared contacts. They had previously worked with each other at Kansas State University, and their renewed connection inspired them to establish partnerships that encompass student exchange programs and collaborative research efforts between Chalmers and UTSA. A potential research cooperation in water environment technology between Chalmers University of Technology and the University of Texas at San Antonio could hold significant importance, especially since water is such a critical resource and the world is facing growing challenges related to water quality, availability, and sustainability. Research within water could also benefit from having a multidisciplinary approach, involving expertise in engineering, environmental science, policy, and more. A collaboration between Chalmers and UTSA will bring together a diverse range of skills and perspectives, enabling a more holistic and effective approach to water-related problems.