CSU receives $12M NSF award to establish Urban Water Innovation Network

By: InnovatioNews Friday July 31, 2015 0 comments Tags: Fort Collins, CSU, NSF, UWIN, Mazdak Arabi, Sybil Sharvelle, Brian Bledsoe, Neil Grigg, Jorge Ramirez, Dan Baker, Scott Denning, LeRoy Poff


FORT COLLINS -- Colorado State University announced it has received a $12 million award from the National Science Foundation to help establish the Urban Water Innovation Network (UWIN).CSU_logoUSE

A consortium of 14 academic institutions and other key partners across the nation is working to address challenges that threaten urban water systems in the U.S. and around the world.

UWIN’s mission is to create technological, institutional and management solutions to help communities increase the resilience of their water systems and enhance their preparedness for responding to water emergencies.

Mazdk Arabi, associate professor of civil and environmental engineering at CSU, serves as UWIN’s director. Other CSU faculty involved with UWIN include professors Sybil Sharvelle, Brina Bledsoe, Neil Grigg, Jorge Ramirez, Dan Baker, Scott Denning and LeRoy Poff.

UWIN aims to create a research network for integrated water systems and to cultivate champions of innovation for water-sensitive urban design and resilient cities, CSU said.

The network will establish six connected regional urban water sustainability hubs in densely populated regions to serve as innovation centers, helping communities transition to sustainable management of their water resources.

For more information, contact UWIN coordinator Meagan Smith at [email protected].



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