We all need clean drinking water – yet many people struggle with aging infrastructure, costly rates and poor water quality. Our work helps to expand access to safe, affordable water, especially in underserved communities. We recently launched the UCLA Human Right to Water Solutions Lab that collaboratively expands our water research nationwide.

Our Research

Right to Water

Californians have a legal right to clean water, but for millions of residents, this is not yet a reality. Our research focuses on how government agencies can ensure the human right to water throughout the state and beyond. See research findings.

Local Water Resiliency

We help drought-impacted regions develop effective programs to bolster their local water supply and reduce reliance on imported water sources. See research findings.

Drinking Water Quality

Our research analyzes why some residents mistrust the quality and safety of tap water and helps create programs that increase access to safe drinking water. See research findings.