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

September 10, 2018

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

January 24, 2018

New research proposes a regional and collective management approach to water resources based on realities of supply and demand.

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

August 08, 2018
The Telegraph

Newsha Ajami comments on the importance of clean water and the need for cities to update their urban water infrastructure.

June 22, 2018
High Country News

Newsha Ajami and Patricia Gonzales discuss the need to change the public's perception of water and water management in the wake of hotter and drier temperatures leading to more fires.