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 03, 2019

In the face of climate impacts, aging infrastructure, growing populations and depleted groundwater, a diverse water portfolio may quench the thirst of California’s future water needs.

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.

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 20, 2019
The Water Values

Newsha Ajami is interviewed on The Water Values podcast on her interdisciplinary approach to urban water systems and sustainable water management.

May 09, 2019

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