Learning from Failure:
At the March Blum Center Faculty Salon, Berkeley Water Center co-director and Energy and Resources Group Associate Professor Isha Ray and BWC affiliate and Political Science Associate Professor Alison Post talk about the NextDrop’s Water Information Pilot in Bangalore.
Zapping Lead Pipes with Electricity Could Make Them Safer
BWC affiliate Professor Ashok Gadgil and graduate student Gabriel Lobo are working on a new technology that uses electrical current to rapidly build a protective layer on the insides of lead pipes.
TGIF Grant to Fund Campus Water Map
We're excited to announce we received one of the Spring 2019 The Green Initiative Fund grants to build a Campus Water Sustainability Research and Opportunities Map
Bay Area WASH Symposium
Read the highlights from the Bay Area WASH Symposium.
Spotlights
Matt Kondolf
Investment in Renewable Energy Could Save Tropical Rivers

Matt Kondolf, BWC affiliate and Department of Landscape Architecture and Environmental Planning professor and colleagues argue the key to saving the planet’s tropical rivers lies in investing in renewable energy technologies such as solar and wind power rather than building large hydropower dams in a commentary published in Nature.

Harris-Lovett, Sedlak
From Toilet to Tap: What Cities Need to Overcome to Make That Happen

Berkeley Water Center Co-director David Sedlak and post doc Sasha Harris-Lovett talk about More than four million Americans get some or all of their drinking water from treated sewage at the Wall Street Journal.

Publications
Recent publications

Jessica R. Ray, Itamar A. Shabtai, Marc Teixidó, Yael G. Mishael and David L. Sedlak. Polymer-clay composite geomedia for sorptive removal of trace organic compounds and metals in urban stormwater 

Dave Owen, Alida Cantor, Nell Green Nylen, Thomas Harter and Michael Kiparsky. California groundwater management, science-policy interfaces, and the legacies of artificial legal distinctions

Harris-Lovett, Sasha, Judit Lienert, and David Sedlak. A mixed-methods approach to strategic planning for multi-benefit regional water infrastructure