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Water for Ecosystems and Livelihoods

The water program drives innovation in water management by developing, using, and transferring planning tools and participatory processes that promote holistic, transparent and robust decision-making.

We work on national, regional and local scales, mapping out watersheds and future conditions using SEI’s Water Evaluation And Planning System (WEAP). WEAP enables policy-makers and stakeholders to consider how management plans will affect cities, industries and farms, as well as long-neglected interests such as wildlife habitat and vulnerable communities.

Our researchers are located in both Davis, California and Somerville, Massachusetts.

Highlights

Recent publications

The Water Evaluation and Planning tool (WEAP) provides a comprehensive, flexible and user-friendly framework for policy analysis in water resources planning.