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Sustainable Water Infrastructure

Sustainable Water

Infrastructure to collect, treat and distribute drinking water, wastewater and stormwater is critical to maintaining public health, economic vitality and healthy well-being. Despite the availability of adequate water and the associated infrastructure, states like New York face numerous challenges, which are symptomatic of broader challenges faced nationally. Funding for water-related projects has declined, while the needs have gone up. Newer regulations, extreme weather events and changing demography will continue to shape the management, planning and policy related to sustainable water infrastructure. Below, we have categorized our research into four topics. Click on each topic to read more about the research conducted by WRI as well as that conducted by researchers at Cornell and institutions throughout New York which are supported by the WRI.