Normalizing Bottled Water Use Undermines Water Utilities
BWC Co-Director Isha Ray and Project Scientist Alasdair Cohen recently published an article in the Journal Nature Sustainability explaining the Global Risks of Increasing Reliance on Bottled Water.
Kristina Hill Warns About Rising Tides and the Future of Real Estate
The Union of Concerned Scientists’ recent report on the economic damage and displacement that sea-level rise flooding will unleash called for investments “in a range of coastal adaptive measures.”
New assessment of Bay Area climate impacts
California issued its latest assessment of the many challenges the state faces from climate change and highlighted the regional impacts with nine deep-dive reports spearheaded by UC scientists, including Mark Stacey, Kara Nelson and Jennifer Stokes-Draut.
Engineered sand zaps storm water pollutants
UC Berkeley engineers have created a new way to remove contaminants from storm water, potentially addressing the needs of water-stressed communities that are searching for ways to tap the abundant and yet underused source of fresh drinking water.
Spotlights
Richard Luthy
Sustainable Urban Water Supplies for California

Oct. 29: Alumnus Richard Luthy to speak on sustainable urban water supplies for water-scarce cities

Holly Doremus
$650 million vote set on Delta tunnels project

Professor Holly Doremus comments on the article $650 million vote set on Delta tunnels project: Are taxpayers protected? about the Santa Clara Valley Water District is reconsidering Gov. Jerry Brown's $17 billion Delta tunnels plan to facilitate the transportation of water to the south. 

Michael Kiparsky
State law recognizes rivers, groundwater connected-now what?

A recent state law offers California the opportunity to address errors in the state's management of aquifers and surface water, write a trio of experts, including Michael Kiparsky, director of Berkeley Law's Wheeler Water Institute at the Center for Law, Energy & the Environment.