August 3, 2015
A consortium of 14 academic institutions and key partners across the United States is addressing the challenges that threaten urban water systems in the U.S. and around the world. With support from a $12 million cooperative agreement from the National Science Foundation, ASU is part of the Sustainable Research Network called the Urban Water Innovation Network.
The mission of UWIN is to create technological, institutional and management solutions to help communities increase the resilience of their water systems and enhance preparedness for responding to water crises. The ASU team - led by principle investigator and sustainability scientist Matei Georgescu - will address a spectrum of issues related to hydroclimate, engineering and socioeconomics - areas that are required to comprehensively examine urban sustainability solutions.