Northwestern Center for Water Research
Mission and Vision
The Northwestern Center for Water Research strives to increase opportunities for NU faculty and students in all domains touching on water, to catalyze and coordinate water research across NU, and to increase the visibility and impact of NU water research by solving current and emerging grand challenges in water systems sustainability, efficiency, and robustness.
Northwestern will be a world leader in designing, simulating, and integrating innovative materials and engineered bioprocesses into water systems to achieve global solutions for regional and local water challenges.
About the Center
The Northwestern Center for Water Research formed in September 2015 to link the University’s water research efforts in basic sciences, technology development, law and policy, and systems analysis and simulation. The Water Center will enable the Northwestern community to achieve:
- Fundamental advances in water science, enabling new water technologies and improved prediction of water systems.
- High-performance discovery, design, and commercialization of materials for water monitoring and processing technologies.
- Efficient, robust and durable solutions for water reuse, low-purity water sources, and resource recovery from wastewaters.
- Integration of theory, data, and models to predict large-scale, long-term outcomes in complex water/energy/food/ecosystems, and enable safe, efficient, and sustainable management of water.
The Water Center will develop global solutions for regional problems by engaging diverse industrial, governmental, and community partners to apply the highest levels of science and engineering to solve water challenges in the Chicago region and throughout the Great Lakes and Mississippi Valley.
Scientists Glimpse New York’s Perilous Path in an Ancient Patch of Marsh
A New Casualty of Syria’s War: Drinking Water in Damascus
Spiking Temperatures in the Arctic Startle Scientists
Corpus Christi: “What do we want? Clean water! When do we want it? Now!”
Polar Bears’ Path to Decline Runs Through Alaskan Village
Shrinking Glaciers Cause State-of-Emergency Drought in Bolivia
Northwestern Alumnae Continuing Education Course: Global Issues and Perspectives Lecture by Aaron Packman: Global Water Security and Sustainability Challenges for Arid Lands
Mapping Three Decades of Global Water Change
A Plan to Clean Up DePue: Academia Meets Advocacy
Preparing for the Global “Infrastructure Tsunami”
The Living City
World Wildlife Fund Calls for Better Infrastructure Planning
Perspectives at the Water-Energy-Climate Nexus: Anticipating Changes to Come
AMO Director Mark Johnson Tackles Regional Innovation Opportunities
Israel Proves the Desalination Era is Here
Indian Boundary Prairies: Test Bed Development Presentation
Argonne, MWRD Complete First Phase of Chicago River Study
2016 Northwestern Climate Change Symposium: Perspectives at the Water-Energy-Climate Symposium
May 18 Water in Israel and the Middle East Presentations Now Available
Clean Water in Kenya: NU Engineers Without Borders Develops Water Distribution System in Maasai Community Near Nairobi
NOAA Launches America’s First National Water Forecast Model
Israel, The Water Superpower
Nature: A Better, Faster, Cost Effective Answer for Climate Resilience
Watershed Degradation Costs Global Cities $5.4 Billion in Water Treatment Annually
Symposium Looks to Israel as Role Model for Water Sustainability
Water Sustainability Symposium to Examine Solutions for Middle East
Will Dichtel – Polymer breakthrough could revolutionize water purification
Water Sustainability is Focus of New Center
Chicago Regional Water Center
Chicago Tribune announces formation of Current
Luisa Marcelino – Using Data to Protect Coral Reefs from Climate Change
Sinan Keten – Sinan Keten Receives Navy Young Investigator Award
Nancy Loeb & Franz Geiger – Depue Continues 20-Year Struggle to Cleanup Toxic Pollution
Neelesh Patankar – Engineers Identify How to Keep Surfaces Dry Underwater
Research on Lead and Cognition
January 25, 2017
Citizens Greener Evanston
The Celtic Knot (The Snug)Environmental Justice
6:30 pm to 8:00 pm
May 11, 2017
Richard Ambrose, PhD
Institute for Environment and Sustainability
Department of Environmental Health Sciences
University of California, Los Angeles
NAISE Water Cluster
The Institute for Sustainability and Energy at Northwestern
ISEN advances global energy and sustainability solutions through transformational research, interdisciplinary education, and public engagement.
Center for Optimization and Statistical Learning
OSL provides innovative research to better utilize the growing amounts of data available in our increasingly networked world.
Northwestern Argonne Institute in Science and Engineering
NAISE fosters collaborative research in energy, national security, and biological and environmental systems. NAISE supports computational facilities at both institutions.
Environmental Advocacy Center, Pritzker School of Law
The Northwestern Pritzker School of Law Bluhm Legal Clinic’s Environmental Advocacy Center pursues issues in clean air and water, clean up of hazardous waste sites, safe drinking water, green technology, climate change, and renewable energy.