America’s Water: Infrastructure in Peril – What to Do, How to Fix It, and How to Finance It

by |May 4th, 2016

Wednesday, May 11, 2016 from 10:00 am to 11:30 am Location: Online via MaestroConference Contact: For further information regarding this event, please contact Earth Institute Events by sending email to . Moderator: David Brancaccio, American Public Media Marketplace; Speakers: National Experts and Journalists to be Announced The Earth Institute’s Columbia Water Center, Circle of… read more

America’s Water: Developing a Road Map for the Future of our Nation’s Infrastructure

by |March 22nd, 2016

The Columbia Water Center released a new white paper titled America’s Water: Developing a Road Map for the Future of Our Nation’s Infrastructure. Water security in the U.S. is increasingly threatened with many utilities facing major supply issues (water quantity and/or water quality), aging infrastructure, and major fundi ng shortfalls. A trusted, transparent, fact based… read more

Global Workshop on Mining-related Water and Environmental Risks and their Financial Implications

by |March 4th, 2016

On November 30, 2015, the Columbia Water Center hosted a global workshop on mining-related water and environmental risks and their financial implications. Over 50 participants who work in varying sectors of the mining industry as well as academics and financial professionals attended the workshop. The purpose of the meeting was to gain input for the… read more

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America’s Water Webinar–James P. Dobrowolski

by |February 19th, 2016

Columbia Water Center’s State of America’s Water: Present and Future Webinar Series Co-Sponsored by CUAHSI “Are USDA-NIFA National Water Priorities Meeting Their Mark?” March 1, 2016 at 12pm EST Dr. James P. Dobrowolski is a watershed scientist and National Program Leader for Water and Rangeland and Grassland Ecosystems Programs. Jim leads the agency in developing… read more

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America’s Water Event Coming Up! Register Now

by |January 29th, 2016

America’s Water: Innovation at Work Friday, March 25, 2016   8:30 am to 12:00 pm Columbia University, Faculty House Register Today! This year’s event, America’s Water: Innovation at Work, will focus on three prominent themes facing water in America today – Water Infrastructure, Financing Water Projects and the future of Water Utilities. The America’s Water Initiative is a program… read more


New Research: “Demand Sensitive” Drought Index

by |January 26th, 2016

Research from Columbia Water Center scientists and affiliated researchers has yielded a new “demand sensitive” drought index. Unlike the many existing indices, which are essentially supply-based, this index is the first to directly connect existing or projected water demand to the potential water deficit during a drought. Read more here

Columbia Water Center Researchers to Present at AGU Annual Fall Conference

by |December 7th, 2015

Columbia Water Center researchers will be among the hundreds of word-class scientists presenting at the American Geophysical Union’s annual fall conference. The conference will be held from December 15-19th, 2014. The schedule of researcher presentation times is listed below: Friday, 18 December 2015 13:40 – 18:00 Moscone South – Poster Hall GC53G-1301 A future Demand Side Management… read more

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Next America’s Water Webinar: Virtual Groundwater Transfers from Overexploited Aquifers in the United States

by |December 4th, 2015

Irrigated agriculture in the Central Valley of California, High Plains of the Midwest and the Mississippi Embayment accounts for a significant portion of the domestic and international cereal supply, even as it contributes to the depletion of their aquifer systems. Join us on the next America’s Water Webinar as Megan Konar, assistant professor in the Department of… read more

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America’s Water Webinar Video: James Shortle

by |November 30th, 2015

James Shortle: “Innovating Policy to Address Nutrient Pollution from Agriculture” Pollution runoff from America’s farms is one of our nation’s most serious water challenges. Join us for a discussion with James Shortle, noted agriculture and environmental economics professor at Penn State University on how we can innovate policy to address nutrient pollution from agriculture.


Next America’s Water Webinar Event: Paying the $1 trillion bill for America’s Decaying Water Infrastructure

by |November 23rd, 2015

America’s once world-class water infrastructure is crumbling and will cost, by some estimates, upwards of $1 trillion to fix. How can municipalities and water utilities find the revenue and capital to make the investments we need to preserve access to this vital resource? Join us on the next America’s Water Webinar as Christine Boyle, Founder &… read more

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