Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 71.02
Liaison Nathan King
Submission Date Oct. 15, 2014
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STARS v1.2

Virginia Tech
IN-3: Innovation 3

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00 Stephen Schoenholtz
Professor and Director, VA Water Resources Research Center
Forest Resources and Environmental Conservation
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A brief description of the innovative policy, practice, program, or outcome:

Virginia Tech has created a new Bachelor of Science degree program titled Water: Resources, Policy, and Management. This effort included coordination and cooperation of 5 colleges (Architecture and Urban Studies, Agriculture and Life Science, Science, Engineering, and Natural Resources and Environment), and 10 academic departments. Administered in the College of Natural Resources and Environment, this degree program is a leading national effort, focused on the sustainability of water, both quantity and quality. A truly interdisciplinary effort, the new water degree is an innovative, ground-breaking, and extraordinary outcome that will address the world’s number one sustainability issue: water.

A letter of affirmation from an individual with relevant expertise:
The website URL where information about the innovation is available:
Data source(s) and notes about the submission:

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