Community Watershed Design
ALI teams of faculty and students provide non-profit planning, technical, and design assistance to watershed communities in the rural, suburban, and urban west.
With substantial funding from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), ALI works during the school year with the City of Burbank, and durning thewith communities in the Lower Embudo Valley, Rio Arriba County, New Mexico, to assist low-income communities working to devise sustainable water and energy strategies in the face of climate change. Community partners contribute extensive technical assistance from planners, engineers, and water commissioners.
With HUD funding through 2012, ALI advances its core mission of training both citizens and professionals through:
1. Implementing a public education program on design solutions for
water and energy conservation;
2. Generating innovative water management designs for rural and urban communities throughout the west;
3. Producing web-based and print publications that promote new approaches to localized water and energy-management.
Current Community-Based Projects
|Design Assistance for Water-and Energy-Wise Communities
Lower E mbudo Valley Waterhsed Plan
work in progress
Retrofitting Burbank: Low-Carbon Community-Scale Infrastructures for Localized Water Management
|Lower Embudo Valley, New Mexico Geospatial Database
Burbank, California Geospatial Database