Alejandro Islas Lopez ~ Engineering and Public Policy

Alejandro Islas

“Water Without Borders is a unique program not only because of the huge amount of knowledge it provides and the amazing multidisciplinary learning environment. It is unique because it is intended to prepare people that will hopefully participate in the decisions and developments that will help tackle down one of the major problems humanity will face in the near future. Now that I realized the great opportunity that was offered to me, it is my responsibility to make the most of it.

Robyn Waite – Global Health


 ”[This programme] gave us an adventure that would change our lives. The evolution as people that we experienced while on this amazing trip… We were really fortunate to witness only the best of the best in action.”

Dana Mount ~ English & Cultural Studies


“Visiting Kenya for myself, and being present in so many meetings, reminded me that there’s an ongoing, determined effort to improve the quality of life from the inside out. As many of the people we met made clear, foreign help (in the form of research, and funding) is critical to the cause, but I saw first-hand that this aid must be built in support of and co-operation with existing efforts on the ground.”

Harris Switzman ~ Civil Engineering


“Prior to visiting Kenya with the WWB program, I viewed water and sanitation development largely through an academic and critical lens. By providing an opportunity to meet and learn directly from individuals with the same characteristics as me, this trip taught me that being critical is not always to the benefit of human development. Personal relationships are key and we need to start somewhere, even if the initial solution is not perfect.”

Sarah Dickin ~ Geography & Earth Sciences


“The transdisciplinary discourse that emerged because of the different backgrounds of fellow students was also one of the highlights of the program. Learning to appreciate different viewpoints and solutions to the same problem was a very rewarding element of participating in Water without Borders.”