A new study from the U.S. Geological Survey shows water use across the country dropped between 2010 and 2015, even though the population rose by 4 percent in that time. "It"s very important to become more efficient and to become more protective of our water supply," said UA water scientist Susanna Eden, adding that small-scale efforts such as low-flow toilets, efficient washing machines and landscaping that doesn't require outside water all have an impact.
Climate change, rapid urbanization, and changing consumption patterns for water, food and energy pose unprecedented challenges for the water sector around the globe. Internationally recognized for its expertise in water-related research, the UA is advancing new management approaches, technologies, tools, and data to build resilience, water security, and water safety for the future.
To raise awareness about UA’s water focus and to foster connections between faculty, students, businesses, and governments, the UA Water Sustainability Program developed the UA Water Network. Organized along five themes, the website highlights the many ways faculty and researchers in UA departments, programs, institutes and centers are tackling complex water issues. The site features engaging videos, an events calendar that includes seminars and colloquiums across campus, an experts directory, and numerous links for students and researchers. The Water Network complements and works in conjunction with the UA Environment site.