The infamous events of the early 20th century inspired the classic film Chinatown, but USC Dornsife experts note that it may be a story without any heroes.
USC Viterbi researcher Dan McCurry discusses recycling sewage, how golf courses are watered and his personal water usage.
“This is like finding evidence of a very green ranch in the middle of Death Valley,” says Essam Heggy of the USC Arid Climate and Water Research Center.
In Southern California, desalination facilities and wastewater reclamation plants are often near each other. That presents opportunities to provide the most water possible, while minimizing energy usage and keeping the environment in mind, USC Viterbi researchers say.
USC researchers have developed models that can help assess how emerging contaminants disperse, dissolve and ultimately impact water quality and the resilience of aquifers.
With most buildings essentially clear of classes and students, the university takes a forward leap in sustainability by installing touch-free, water-saving faucets.
USC senior’s Club H2O is the first step to launching a global business spun off from that charity.
Fascinating website is launched in honor of World Water Day.
From wavy jet streams to wasted water, USC experts look at challenges facing the Golden State.