The Columbia Water Center released a new white paper yesterday, titled “Water Management and Climate Change — The Case for Newark and Philadelphia.” In the paper, the authors, Ipsita Kumar and Siquan Zhu, analyze vulnerability of Newark and Philadelphia’s water supplies to climate variability using historical precipitation and temperature data. The authors found that under the… read more
The Columbia Water Center welcomes Michael E. ‘Aquadoc’ Campana as the next “America’s Water” webinar presenter. His talk is titled: “Integrated Water Resources Management: The Emperor’s New Clothes or Indispensable Process?” Professor Campana is a hydrogeologist, hydrophilanthropist, Professor of Hydrogeology and Water Resources Management in the Geography Program of the College of Earth, Ocean, and… read more
Nicholas Brozović: “Innovations in groundwater management institutions”
Groundwater is a critical source for irrigation to produce food in the United States and throughout the world. But we need to manage our groundwater resources properly. Join the Columbia Water Center and CUAHSI for our next America’s Water Webinar in which Nicholas Brozovic is Director of Policy at the Robert B. Daugherty Water for Food… read more
America’s Water Webinar Video: “Using the Shared Socio-Economic Pathways to Develop Regional Water Futures.” Benjamin Preston and Mariya Absar.
What are plausible alternative scenarios for society’s evolution (for example, population and economic growth and distribution) in different regions with different water futures? Join the Columbia Water Center and CUAHSI for our next America’s Water Webinar in which Benjamin L. Preston and Mariya Absar of Oak Ridge National Laboratory discuss how they they are working on applying the new “Shared Socioeconomic… read more
Ben Ruddell presents a new detailed map of the U.S. hydro-economy: water footprints, teleconnections, and indirect vulnerability to drought
The Columbia Water Center and affiliated Columbia University researchers feature prominently in “Liquid Assets,” the new Columbia Magazine cover story about water by Paul Hond. In the piece, Columbia Water Center Director Upmanu Lall talks about the excessive energy consumption for water and the need for more efficient agricultural water use, especially in water-stressed regions such as California…. read more
Ben Ruddell, Associate Professor, The Polytechnic School, Fulton Schools of Engineering and Senior Sustainability Scientist, GIobal Institute of Sustainability, Arizona State University, will present the next America’s Water webinar on Tuesday, September 15th at 12pm EST. Ben will present a new detailed map of the U.S. hydro-economy: water footprints, teleconnections, and indirect vulnerability to drought. To join the webinar,… read more
Sara Larsen talks about how The Western States Water Council is creating a framework to allow various groups better share state data water allocation, supply, and demand data through the Water Data Exchange (WaDE) initiative.