Berkeley Water Center

The Berkeley Water Center takes a comprehensive approach to water resources research and management that reflects the conditions of the 21st Century: variable and uncertain supply, increasing demand and inadequate structural and institutional infrastructure. We seek to develop and demonstrate the application of new concepts, information and engineering technology and computational tools that serve diverse water interests.

The BWC is comprised of researchers from several UC Berkeley Colleges and Departments, including more than 70 faculty members with water-related expertise. Our interdisciplinary approach makes the Center the single integrated resource for water-related research on campus.  Our current research themes address water reuse, environmental data management, and water resources management.

David Sedlak
(510) 643-0735
Staff contact
Sasha Harris-Lovett
Mailing address

410 O'Brien Hall
Berkeley, CA 94720-1718

In News

August 30, 2018

Engineered sand zaps storm water pollutants

UC Berkeley engineers have created a new way to remove contaminants from storm water, potentially addressing the needs of water-stressed communities that are searching for ways to tap the abundant and yet underused source of fresh drinking water.