Wastewater use to irrigate ag greater than thought
Global use of wastewater to irrigate agriculture at least 50% greater than previously thought, says new study. With 885 million consumers exposed to health risks, study calls for urgent investments in improved sanitation.
On California, the drought and the ‘yuck factor’
Although hydrologists say California has emerged from its most recent drought, how cities get their water is weighing on the state’s experts — now more than ever. David Sedlak, BWC Co-Director says our urban water infrastructure, mostly built after World War II as California underwent massive development, needs a major upgrade in order to keep our cities thriving well into the future.
Public Spaces, Private Acts: Toilets and Gender Equality
Isha Ray examines gender equality through the lens of access to basic sanitation: If we are to make sanitation truly accessible, we must explicitly design and construct infrastructure that meets the needs of the most marginalized—including the low-income woman whose dignity and mobility rests on the presence of clean, safe facilities outside of the home.
Spotlights
BWC
Congratulations Graduates

Congratulations to our 2017 Berkeley Water Center graduates Adam Rausch, Katya Cherukumilli, James Barazesh, Will Tarpah, Olga Kavvada, and Tom Bruton!

David Sedlak
Is the water in Berkeley and Orinda safe to drink?

BWC Co-Director David Sedlak talks about for the past few weeks, crews from the East Bay Municipal Water District have been flushing the water system in an effort to eradicate a known cancer causing compound in two systems in Berkeley and in Orinda for KALW Radio.

Daniel Kammen
Harnessing the Power of Rivers

Renew­able and Appro­pri­ate Energy Lab­o­ra­tory's Daniel Kammen and Rebekah Shirley talk about A Better Way to Harness the Power of Rivers: How system-​​scale planning and management of hydropower can yield economic, financial and environmental benefits.