Topic “Smart Water Systems”

Smart Water Systems

Advancing policy, economic, and technological solutions that support sustainable water systems in California.

The initiative explores options for mitigating the direct and indirect impacts of climate change on California's drinking water systems. Potential solutions include effective design and implementation of state programs that support sustainable drinking water or developing innovative technologies for tapping into underutilized local water sources like wastewater, stormwater and ocean water.

Blogs

David Talbot’s article “Desalination out of Desperation” (MIT Technology Review Vol. 118...

As part of the IOES/Luskin lunch series on Nov. 7, 2011, Yoram Cohen, Luskin Center scholar and professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering at UCLA’s Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science, gave participants a sneak peek into the future of distributed smart water system technology, their use, and implications.

As posted in Cleantech Investment Insights, Mia Javier provides an overview of opportunities for smart water systems as well as the challenges to scaling up the companies that can bring these innovations to the market.

Initiatives

Developing strategies to spur renewable energy and energy efficiency in California.
Advancing policy, economic, and technological solutions that support sustainable water systems in California.
Progressing health and environmental safety assessment and protection in the field of engineered nanomaterials.
Supporting the transition to electric-drive and alternative-fuel vehicles through innovative research and decision support.
Enhancing the role of information and communications technologies in the 21st century.
Paving the way for complete, living streets that create vibrant, productive and sustainable communities.
Strengthening local governments' capacity to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and adapt to climate change.
Supporting the dissemination of clean technologies and the greening of other sectors.