Topic “Smart Water Systems”

Smart Water Systems

Advancing technological, economic, and policy solutions to develop underutilized local water systems.

The initiative explores options for addressing the region’s drought by tapping into unused or underutilized local water sources. Specifically, researchers are investigating the feasibility of water reclamation, upgrading brackish water, and desalting seawater as options for meeting California’s future water supply.

Spotlight

Water reclamation, recycling, reuse, and desalination as options...
GAINING PUBLIC ACCEPTANCE OF NEW WATER PANELISTS...
Future of Water in Southern California Summit...

News

May 13, 2014
Written by Bill Kisliuk, UCLA Newsroom "A rolling water treatment plant designed by UCLA researchers made a pit stop on campus this week...
March 31, 2014
In mid-March, the UCLA Luskin Center for Innovation attended the Plenary Meeting of the California Urban Water Conservation Council (Council) to...
March 11, 2014
Written by By Judy Lin, UCLA Today
December 05, 2013
J.R. DeShazo, director of the Luskin Center, was a featured presenter at the 2013 Clarke Prize Conference and Award Ceremony in November, in...

Initiatives

Developing strategies to spur renewable energy and energy efficiency in California.
Advancing technological, economic, and policy solutions to develop underutilized local water systems.
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.