urban WASH

With the rapid pace of urbanization in South Asia, there is a critical need to improve not only the current inadequate water supply and sanitation services but also plan and meet future demand. As this demand increases at an accelerated pace, the issues to connect the supply and demand are being mired in various questions related to water availability, water quality, public health and hygiene, and cost-effective water provision and management.  urbanWASH is a recently launched initiative by ISAS designed to showcase various events and speakers focused on adressing the urgent need of urban water and sanitation issues in South Asia. UC Berkeley water specialist Prof. Isha Ray, is the lead faculty of this initiative. Read a report on safe water related cutting edge research work and projects going on at UC Berkeley now HERE.

ISAS wins prestigious Obama-Singh Award for 2014

Cal team led by Cal water experts Isha Ray and Kara Nelson will collaborate with IIT-B's Centre for Technology Alternatives for Rural Areas on a 3-year project titled, "Sustainable Indian Water Infrastructure Project: A Systems Approach." 
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  • 2017 Bay Area WASH Symposium: On Water, Health, and Sanitation - A student-led conference on water, health, and sanitation oh Wednesday, April 5, 2017
  • Some events that have already been organized under this initiative are:

    Water Resources;

    UC Berkeley Safe Water, Sanitation, & Urbanization Projects

    Berkeley Water CenterBlum Center Water Initatives Lawrence Berkeley National Lab
    and Water Purifiers
    Berkeley-Stanford Cities

    Information Centers on Water and India

    India Water Portal

    India Environmental Portal

    Independent Research and Projects

    California Water Environment

    The Pacific Institute: Water and

    Water Environment Federation

    Sanitation and Water for All

    American Water Works Association

    IRC International Water and
    Sanitation Centre

    International Banks and their Water Initiatives

    The World Bank & WaterThe World Bank
    & Urban Development
    The Asian Development
    Bank & Water
    The Asian Development Bank
    & Urban Development

    Professors at UC Berkeley working in Urban WASH

    Lisa Alvarez-Cohen

    John M. Colford

    Jason Corburn

    Ashok Gadgil

    Slawomir Hermanowicz

    Arpad Horvath

    Matt Kondolf

    Kara Nelson

    Alison Post

    John Radke

    Isha Ray

    David Sedlak

    David Sunding

    Sally Thompson

    David Zilberman

    Water Related Events' Calendar

    Water Conferences

    E-Source for WASH News and Features