Focus Areas

Research Focus Areas

The Water Center’s research staff holds a broad range of expertise and, therefore, a comprehensive range of applied research projects. Our work can be categorized into eight focus areas organized around the four core themes of Water Equity, Building Community Climate Resilience, Water Leadership, and Water Innovation. We achieve this through research, policy analysis, technical assistance and leadership training, network building, and convening conversations around important water topics. By leveraging our expertise and partnering with others across our thematic and project areas, we are able to better analyze our project outcomes and build upon and model existing research in these areas. 

  • Water Infrastructure Research

  • Community Capacity Building & Water Equity

  • Drinking Water Treatment & Source Protection

  • Fresh Water Policy & Law

  • Flood Risk & Stormwater Management

  • Water Infrastructure Financing & Affordability

  • Water's Role in Environmental Health

  • Water Leadership

  • Climate Resilience