The National Science Foundation has announced a five-year, $18.5 million grant to fund a new Engineering Research Center (ERC) to re-invent the country's urban water infrastructure, which is facing increasing challenges from age, population growth, and the effects of climate change.
The new center is called the NSF ERC for Re-inventing America's Urban Water Infrastructure. It is led by Stanford University in partnership with the University of California Berkeley, Colorado School of Mines, and New Mexico State University.
Six CEE faculty will participate in the new center. David Sedlak is the center's Deputy Director; Lisa Alvarez-Cohen is the Diversity Director, and Ashok Gadgil, Slav Hermanowicz, Arpad Horvath, and Kara Nelson are investigators.
See UC Berkeley News Center article: New NSF Center Tackles Urban Water Infrastructure
See NSF press release: New NSF Engineering Research Center Plans to Transform Urban Water Systems