Urban Water

We work across sectors and disciplines to produce innovative research and novel solutions designed to help decision-makers meet 21st century water management challenges in urban areas.

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What's New

November 30, 2018

Insight on Integrated Water Resource Management and the rise of the Water-Energy-Food Nexus.

September 10, 2018

A newly ​developed model looks at how updated regulations and financing options could help renew our aging water infrastructure.

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

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.

February 18, 2019
Scientific American

Newsha Ajami comments on the potential of dams to actually increase unsustainable water use.