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. Access to safe, affordable drinking water

2. Household water consumption and conservation behavior

3. Water system vulnerabilities and support opportunities 

4. Water-energy nexus and innovative water technology

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.

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

Supporting the transition to electric-drive, alternative-fuel, and autonomous vehicles through innovative research and decision support.
Developing strategies to spur renewable energy and energy efficiency in California.
Supporting the creation and implementation of state and local policies to reduce greenhouse gas emissions while providing local economic, environmental, and public health benefits.
Enhancing the role of information and communications technologies in the 21st century.
Advancing policy, economic, and technological solutions that support sustainable water systems and water use behavior in California.
Supporting efforts to create environmentally sustainable and healthy communitiesThe Luskin Center’s Urban Greening Initiative has grown from its original focus on complete streets.