Pathways to Sustainable Urban Water Security

The Shafdan water recycling plant, located in the Greater Tel Aviv metropolitan area of Israel. (Fall 2019)

The Pathways to Sustainable Urban Water Security: Desalination and Water Reuse in the 21st Century X-grant project at Texas A&M University examines freshwater access and infrastructure in the context of climate change, focusing on the role of desalination and water reuse technologies. Broadly, the project asks whether and how desalination and water reuse can support sustainable transitions in the urban water sector. The three-year, $1.5 million project features a highly interdisciplinary team with eight co-PIs across the fields of geography, public policy, law, engineering, and urban planning.

As a team member, I am coordinating multiple case studies in Texas, California, Australia, Israel, and at the global corporate sector scale. My focus within the project examines diverse perspectives on desalination and water recycling technologies at each site using critical Q methodology.

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