Urban Water

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What's New

December 03, 2017

Governor Jerry Brown has reappointed Newsha Ajami to the San Francisco Bay Regional Water Quality Control Board for another four year term. 

October 25, 2017

With a new web-scraping and search algorithm and real water utility data, Stanford researchers have shown a relationship between media coverage of the recent historic California drought and household water savings.

In Focus
September 8, 2017


A new web portal puts four years of California drought data into an interactive format, showing where regions met or missed water conservation goals.


In the Media

November 17, 2017

Media coverage focusing on the research of Kimberly Quesnel and Newsha Ajami did on the impact of the media on water conservation during California droughts.

November 13, 2017

Newsha Ajami comments on residential water use in California and the west.