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Urban Water Institute

Urban Water Institute

What is the Urban Water Institute?

Water has been identified as one of the most critical resources for the future. The Urban Water Institute at Kansas State University is a center of knowledge, research and engagement focused on sustainable water management in urban and urbanizing environments through promotion of treatment technologies, management approaches and public policy. Institute activities focus on creating lasting positive impacts in urban environments through integrated watershed management. The Institute accomplishes its mission through research and development, education and training, technology transfer, outreach, and service to society.

Understanding Climate Change and the Implications for Kansas City:  Impacts, Vulnerabilities and Possible Adaptations

Considerable evidence exists that the climate for our planet is changing, with system modeling indicating that additional change is in the pipeline. A presentation and panel on March 31 will provide updated information on the nature of global climate change, along with local examples of climate variation and change. Learn more.

APDesign's Krstic earns Urban Hero award from Downtown Council of Kansas City 

A Kansas State University architecture professor has been recognized for his work with students to revitalize downtown Kansas City, Mo. Vladimir Krstic, a professor in the College of Architecture, Planning & Design who serves as director of the Kansas City Design Center, or KCDC, and is a member of the Urban Water Institute Faculty Advisory Committee, has received the Urban Hero award from the Downtown Council of Kansas City. Learn more.


Kansas State University's magazine, "Perspectives" recently dedicated a full issue to water. Read more and learn how K-State is making a difference.