Principal Investigator
Karl Linden

Department of Energy

Collaboration + support
National Alliance for Water Innovation, Berkeley Laboratory, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, the National Energy Technology Laboratory

Assistant Professor Kaushik Jayaram and researcherCU Boulder is part of a new, $100 million interdisciplinary national partnership to address critical water security issues in the U.S.

The CU Boulder portion is led by Professor Karl Linden from the Department of Civil, Environmental and Architectural Engineering, with many other faculty across campus participating as well.

Funded by the U.S. Department of Energy for five years, the hub is focused on early-stage research and development for energy-efficient and cost-competitive desalination technologies, and for treating nontraditional water sources for various uses.

The hub is the result of years of planning and development by the National Alliance for Water Innovation, of which CU Boulder is a founding member. Teams in the hub are developing a road map to determine where this technology will have the greatest impact.