Conducting water research that truly spans from source to tap, and many of the critical points in between. Our diverse program has three key focus areas.

Watershed Science

Watersheds are complicated ecosystems in which many simultaneous natural and human disturbances occur, potentially deteriorating surface and ground water resources. We work at a range of landscape scales to advance our understanding of the implications of those changes for drinking water, wastewater, and stormwater treatment.

Treatment Technology

Most waters can be treated to desired targets—the question is, at what cost? We are working to design and optimize both green (natural), and grey (engineered) treatment technologies that are resilient and adaptable through rigorous quantitative analysis, multi-scale investigation, and advanced data processing.

Water Policy

Whether for industry or society, science-based decision-making requires reliable data and frameworks for their interpretation and risk management, even when faced with significant uncertainty. We are committed to working with our partners to develop those ­­tools.