The Water-Energy Resilience Research Institute (WERRI) at Berkeley Lab is a community of researchers dedicated to advancing climate-resilient, energy-optimized solutions for a secure water future

WERRI Seeks to Answer Big Questions

What if we could double the recharge rate in the nation’s aquifers? What if we could economically treat inland brackish water for agriculture use in the arid southwestern US? What if communities could be designed to provide lush, vibrant living conditions while sustainably managing water use? What if we could extract the leading natural contaminants in water with the application of a low-cost powder? What if communities could maintain critical water supplies during a major natural disaster?

It's enormously expensive to transport water across vast distances, but efficient desalination processes could help.Deposit Photos