Urban Water

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What's New

April 26, 2021

An op-ed in Smart Water Magazine from Newsha Ajami outlines three transformation ideas to consider as communities rebound from the pandemic, address recent infrastructure failures and plan for the future.

November 18, 2020

New Stanford research uses Zillow and census data combined with machine learning to identify residential water consumption based on housing characteristics. The approach could help cities better understand water use and...

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 20, 2021
MIT Technology Review

Newsha Ajami comments on how regions must fundamentally rethink how they’re managing water.

May 10, 2021
The Mercury News

Newsha Ajami and Felicia Marcus comment on the state's role in water policy.