Urban Water

The urban water sector faces a suite of unique challenges that will only become more complicated with population growth, climate change and environmental and water quality concerns.

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What's New

June 01, 2023

Stanford’s Felicia Marcus discusses grand-scale climate adaptation projects with experts from three major urban areas: Los Angeles, the San Francisco Bay Area, and New York City.

October 27, 2021

Stanford water experts discuss lessons learned from previous droughts, imperatives for infrastructure investment and pathways for the state to achieve dramatically better conservation and reuse of its most precious...

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 03, 2022

Felicia Marcus comments on the questionable premise of depending on Colorado River water amidst a 20-year drought.

May 02, 2022
Fast Company

Felicia Marcus discusses how water restrictions imposed on Southern California residents are likely just the first of many measures cities will need to take in order to adapt to shrinking water supplies.