Thrust B

Design and discover innovative technological solutions for sustainable urban water across spatial scales

Using data, models, and enhanced process understanding from Thrust A, Thrust B projects develop and measure the effects of innovative technological solutions that can enhance the sustainability of water systems across eco-hydrological regions. The assessment of effects and tradeoffs for these solutions include all four components of the urban water blueprint and are conducted for the observed and future assessment periods

The solutions that are examined include: Urban water conservation; Fit for purpose water systems (graywater and stormwater); Water recovery and recycling systems; Energy and heat recovery systems; Green infrastructure; and Sustainable urban drainage networks (SUDS).

Theme 1 focuses on solutions including include building to community-scale resource recovery and reuse systems

Theme 2 focuses on solutions including green infrastructure, sustainable urban drainage networks and floodplains