Next America’s Water Webinar: “Innovations in Groundwater Management Institutions”

by | October 2, 2015
Category: America's Water

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 […]

America’s Water Webinar: Using Shared Socioeconomic Pathways (SSPs) to Map Regional Water Futures

by | September 28, 2015
Categories: America's Water, News

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 […]

New Article on Water: “Liquid Assets” from Columbia Magazine

by | September 18, 2015
Categories: America's Water, News

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. […]

Groundbreaking New Work on Modeling Tropical Rainforest Climate from Columbia Water Center Team

by | September 4, 2015

A team led by the Columbia Water Center’s Pierre Gentine and Adam Sobel, professor of applied physics and applied mathematics and of earth and environmental sciences, has developed a new approach to modeling the climate of tropical rainforests. Better modeling of the pattern of precipitation over the Amazon rainforest–one of the biggest carbon sinks in the world–will […]

Next America’s Water Webinar: September 15th

by | August 21, 2015
Category: America's Water

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, […]

CWC Director Upmanu Lall Featured in Voice of America Article

by | July 31, 2015
Categories: America's Water, News

Last week, Voice of America ran an article by Mark Snowiss about how California can learn from Australia to manage drought and water scarcity. Columbia Water Center Director Upmanu Lall commented for the piece on California’s out-of-date water laws, which Lall described as a “use-or-lose system that prevents more economically efficient water use.” The article […]

America’s Water Webinar: Sara Larsen from WaDE

by | July 24, 2015
Category: America's Water

Sarah Larsen, Water Data Exchange (WaDE) Program Manager at Western States Water Council, will present the next America’s Water webinar on Tuesday, July 28th at 12pm EST. Sarah will talk 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 […]

America’s Water Webinar Videos

by | June 9, 2015
Category: America's Water

Videos of the America’s Water Webinar Series are now posted! Terry Fulp, Regional Director of the Bureau of Reclamation’s Lower Colorado Region, will present the next webinar on June 30th. Directions for connecting to the webinar: URL to connect (by logging in, you will be prompted with all audio info to connect): Participant Code: […]

Solving Water Scarcity for All: Collaboration Makes Good Business Sense

by | March 25, 2015
Categories: America's Water, News

Columbia Water Center Director Upmanu Lall and Heiner Markhoff op-ed in Breaking Energy write about the “choices we have to make together” to solve our water problems in America. See the full article here.

America’s Water: Partnering Science with Industry to Find a Way Forward

by | March 20, 2015
Category: America's Water

On March 12th, more than 90 experts from industry, academia, environmental state agencies and the non-profit world met at Columbia University for the first annual “America’s Water” event, organized by the Columbia Water Center and sponsored by the PepsiCo Foundation, to explore America’s water challenges and develop a future plan for collaboration. Watch video of […]