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We envision a future where the world's cities are supported by water, energy and ecological infrastructure that is regenerative, efficient and resilient. 

Sherwood Institute is a 501(c)(3) non profit organization. US Federal Tax ID: 26-4251253

It takes as much energy to wish as it does to plan.
— Eleanor Roosevelt


  • Help city governments achieve their water needs
  • Assist communities in becoming water resilient
  • Pioneer water technologies and processes
  • Safe-keep environmental services for their own benefit, the benefit of other living organisms and for future generations


  • We are active participants in helping define policy for UN Habitat III 
  • We produce a yearly Forum on Innovations in Urban Infrastructure to create a community of action among like-minded professionals
  • We developed a Vision Plan for Bangalore, India in 2014 and are now underway with a pilot to help slum dwellers have a better living environment
  • We created the Sustainable Water Management Toolkit for the Pearls Rating System - Estidama, United Arab Emirates
  • We delivered a seminar on Infrastructure Innovation at Columbia University, GSAPP


Sherwood Institute advances urban and ecological change by promoting transformative technologies, creating supportive implementation frameworks and providing resources for local champions.