Water Overview

Water scarcity is a central challenge of the twenty-first century. Changes in local climates, along with growing pressure on the water-energy-food nexus, are making efficient and forward-looking water management strategies a basic necessity for many companies. While water poses many operational risks, it also presents a wide plane of opportunities for innovation. The Center manages a number of programs and initiatives at this intersection.


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Anna Ching
Senior Project Manager, General Rate Case at Southern California Edison (SCE)
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Francis O'Sullivan
Director of Research and Analysis at MIT Energy Initiative
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Programs & Research

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Joint Degree Leadership Development Series
Management & Products
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How Foundations can use Program-Related Investments to Address Water Challenges
Finance & Markets
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Alpha Screen Rapid Pathogen Screener for Bacterial Infections in Food/Water
Entrepreneurship & Innovation
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Programs and Research about water

Our Stories

What can winning a Sobotka Collaborative Research Grant do for you?
Two recent joint degrees reflect on receiving the grant
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Risky Water: Lessons from Student-Initiated Water Workshops
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Recent Events

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Restore the Earth’s EcoMetrics(TM) Model: Unlocking the Business Case for Environmental Restoration
Apr 06, 2017
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New Approaches to Philanthropy: How Collaborative PRIs are Solving Water Challenges
Oct 06, 2016
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