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Welcome to Dr. Kelly Sanders’ Sustainable Systems Research Group within the University of Southern California’s Sonny Astani Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering. Our group analyzes large-scale resource management systems to address the technical, political and societal issues that challenge the sustainability of our local, regional, and global communities.


The Energy-Water Nexus

The Environmental Impacts of Electricity Production

The Food-Water-Energy Nexus

For description of research thrusts, please visit our Research Page.

Images by Katherine Duffy, BA in the John C. Hench Division of Animation and Digital Arts, Class of 2016, University of Southern California