Urban Water

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June 06, 2019

A new study analyzes patterns of urban irrigation and vegetation health during extreme drought. Its findings could inform urban water conservation and water infrastructure development under climate pressures.

May 10, 2019

California struggles to deliver safe drinking water to millions of residents. The challenges – often complex issues at the interface of human, legislative, technical, and geological dimensions – resist easy...

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

May 09, 2019

Richard Luthy is quoted in an article discussing how green infrastructure can affect water management.

February 22, 2019
The Source - International Water Association

An op-ed by Newsha Ajami explaining how a cap-and-trade system could work in the water sector.