Conserving water to benefit people and nature

Given the limited nature of fresh water resources, it is imperative that we care for them it in a way that ensures their longevity, while meeting the present needs of the community. Based in both operations and academics, this area implements initiatives aimed at improving the current and future health of both the IUPUI community and environment. 

Below are a selection of IUPUI's most innovative practices.  For a full list of campus operational efforts, visit the CFS sustainability page

Water efficiency in landscapes


IUPUI uses Smart Irrigation technology, which utilizes weather stations and moisture monitors to conserve water by only irrigating when needed.  36 of the 39 irrigation systems employ this technology; 12 also have solar rainwater sensors.

Rain water capture and reuse

IUPUI utilizes rainwater recovery systems to power two irrigation systems. Rainwater from the roof of Glick Eye Institute and SELB are collected and held in cisterns. This recovered water is then used to supply drip irrigation to the surrounding landscapes.

IUPUI Sustainability

IUPUI Sustainability
Lockefield Village, Room 4408
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Indianapolis, IN 46202