Markus Kalmutzki, Farhad Fathieh and Eugene Kapustin set up the water harvester for tests on a rooftop on the UC Berkeley campus

Pulling fresh water from desert air

Powered only by sunlight, a next-generation water harvester has pulled drinking water from thin, desert air.

UC Riverside tap water

Toilet-to-tap water gets its first blind taste test

The results will definitely surprise you.

UC Irvine rain

Rain goes rogue

Climate change appears to be skewing weather patterns, making it harder to predict wet and dry years.

UC Irvine drought monitoring tool

New drought index provides insight all over the globe

Keeping track of the climate just got easier, thanks to a new satellite-based monitoring tool.

Whittier fire UCLA

UCLA research puts wildfire risk into historic context

Western U.S. precipitation extremes are closely aligned with the region’s past, a new study shows.

downpour UC Riverside

California could get wetter this century

An analysis of 38 climate models suggests the state may want to break out its umbrella.

UC Riverside water brine

Providing clean water for a growing population

A new method to squeeze every drop from brine will alleviate water shortages in arid regions.

Alexis Shusterman Grad Research Day

California’s force for research innovation

UC graduate students visit with lawmakers in Sacramento to share bold ideas for tackling California's big challenges.

UC Davis cattle

UC Davis launches $1.4M project to help Kenya's rural poor

Grant will help develop a set of interventions for poverty and drought.

UC Davis house drought

A house designed for drought

UC Davis students tackle the water crisis in their entry for the Department of Energy’s 2017 Solar Decathlon.

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