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UB RENEW (Research and Education in eNergy, Environment and Water) Institute is university-wide and interdisciplinary, focusing on complex energy and environmental issues, as well as the social and economic ramifications. It helps develop and coordinate innovative research, education and outreach programs.

As a major public research university, UB is committed to addressing regional and global environmental challenges through enduring scholarship and intellectual innovation.

RENEW’s research addresses a variety of prominent issues, including:

  • Renewable energy 
  • Freshwater protection and restoration
  • Ecosystem science, engineering and policy
  • Societal adaptation to changing environments and the green economy
  • Public health and Law
  • Environmental management and governance
  • Energy-Water Nexus
  • Energy-Environment-Water Nexus

Our interdisciplinary focus — involving the faculties of the School of Architecture and Planning, College of Arts and Sciences, School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, Law School, School of Management and School of Public Health and Health Professions — is designed to foster new collaborations and produce new ideas.

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CBS Innovation Nation Features UB Water Lens
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For 1 in 7 people, finding clean water is a monumental challenge. undergraduate students and engineering professor James Jensen found a unique solution. Read the news release.