I found the above video via my friend (and once-and-future collaborator) David Lewis' Facebook page, after realizing that he was among the initial recipients of an ULTRA-Exploratory award. More interestingly, his team is also studying questions about urban water use (like us), but in a very different regional context than Fresno-Clovis, as you can see above!
I found this video shortly after a stimulating skype chat with George Hess, at NCSU, who as PI of the Triangle ULTRA project has set up the OpenULTRA wiki to begin some meta-networking across the nascent ULTRA sites. I sure hope fellow scientists at all the other sites are also open to joining the wiki and opening up our research to share ideas and findings with each other, and with the public whose ecologies we are studying.
The Triangle ULTRA is also focused on questions of water use and equity in water distribution - but at a broader institutional level than our individual homeowner focus. And, given that the Triangle refers to the Raleigh-Durham-Chapel Hill Triangle Region of mega urban sprawl in North Carolina, they're dealing with a much larger set of institutions (govt. bodies) than we are in Fresno-Clovis.
So, from what I know, at least 3 of the 19 (?? that we know of?) ULTRA projects are focusing on water issues! I look forward to collaborating with these folks across sites, and being able to make some interesting comparisions in the near future as our projects proceed along parallel paths. And I will continue to share what I can here on this blog too.