One Water

One Water and new sustainable water management in Texas

Across the world, the risk and complexity surrounding water management practices are mounting, due to pressures from urban densification, water scarcity and flooding, aging infrastructure, and management systems that do not reflect the true cost of water. To better inform utility planners, the Institute for Sustainable Energy examined approaches to sustainable water management in Texas, where urban populations are growing rapidly, water infrastructure is aging, and climate change is affecting supply. Partnering with New Braunfels Utilities near San Antonio, the Institute for Sustainable Energy (now the Boston University Institute for Global Sustainability) conducted a rigorous assessment of how water demand is impacted by population growth and how the measuring of projected demand can be improved.

Funded by The Cynthia and George Mitchell Foundation.