Research Fellowship Program
ALI supports basic, applied, and transformative research into the history, technology, and design of water supply and distribution, with particular focus on the design of the built environment.
ALI’s research agenda follows two tracks. One is the technical development of “soft-path” design solutions: designing and assessing low-carbon community-scale infrastructures that promote conservation and efficiency in water’s capture, treatment, and distribution, producing quantifiable savings in water, energy, and greenhouse gas emissions. The other is continued development and documentation of state-of-the-art pedagogies for effective, cross-disciplinary curricula in drylands design.
ALI Research Fellows are drawn from the design disciplines and environmental sciences. ALI Research Fellows are invited to define and pursue semester- and year-long projects, and/or to join existing, ongoing projects. Public presentation of research results will be an outcome of each fellowship.
ALI plans to host its first Research Fellow(s) beginning in 2011.