Topic “Sustainable Water”

Sustainable Water

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

The UCLA Luskin Center’s Sustainable Water initiative focuses on several, inter-related areas:

1. Enhancing household access to safe, affordable drinking water;

2. Providing analytical tools to identify water system vulnerabilities and support opportunities; 

3. Informing policies which facilitate healthy levels of household drinking water consumption and conservation behavior; 

4. Strengthening the water-energy nexus and non-traditional waters technology adaptation;

5. Urban greening and eco-system valuation.

For more information, please contact initiative lead Gregory Pierce, project manager Nicholas Chow, or center director J.R. DeShazo.

Forthcoming and Recent Events

January 2017: Presentation at Water Resources Student Group 
October 2016: Presentations at the UNC Water and Health Conference

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 and water use behavior in California.
Supporting the transition to electric-drive, alternative-fuel, and autonomous vehicles through innovative research and decision support.
Enhancing the role of information and communications technologies in the 21st century.
Supporting efforts to create environmentally sustainable and healthy communitiesThe Luskin Center’s Urban Greening Initiative has grown from its original focus on complete streets.
Strengthening state and local governments' capacity to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and adapt to climate change.

Initiative Archives

Progressing health and environmental safety assessment and protection in the field of engineered nanomaterials.
Supporting the dissemination of clean technologies and the greening of other sectors.