Columbia Water Center: A Decade of Cutting Edge Research

by |December 30th, 2018

Columbia Water Center celebrates ten years of global water sustainability research.  Download the report here, which includes a letter from our director, Upmanu Lall.  

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Abstract submissions for the 2018 AGU Fall Meeting

by |July 23rd, 2018

Below are the sessions that CWC Researchers will be organizing at AGU this year. Abstract submissions are due by August 1, 2018. Session H124: Towards better water planning and management in an uncertain world Convened by Michelle Ho, James Rising, Bree Bennet, and Lu Zhang Submit abstracts here: Session H001. Advances in Adaptation Methods for Extreme Precipitation… read more

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Upcoming Event: David Sandino, Senior Staff Counsel, California Department of Water Resources

by |March 22nd, 2018

Upcoming Event: Columbia Water Center and the Institute for the Study of Human Rights present David Sandino, Senior Staff Counsel, California Department of Water Resources When: Thursday April 12, 2018 Where: Columbia School of Law, Room 106 Time: 12:10pm – 1:10pm   David Sandino served as Chief Counsel for the California Department of Water Resources… read more

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Columbia Water Center Researchers to Present at AGU Annual Fall Conference 2017

by |November 20th, 2017

Columbia Water Center researchers will be among the hundreds of world-class scientists presenting at the American Geophysical Union’s annual fall conference. The conference will be held from December 11-15 in New Orleans. Please see below for the scheduled events that our team will be organizing or participating in. _____________________________________________________________________ H11H-1301: Big Data and Heath Impacts of Drinking… read more

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Update: New Project Uses Satellites for Rapid Assessment of Flood Response Costs

by |May 15th, 2017

The limited ability of a government to rapidly allocate funds for effective response immediately after disasters is a potentially dangerous bottleneck. Can satellite remote-sensing data, ground-based information, hydrometeorological data, and financial instruments be tied together in an effective way to allow for efficient and comprehensive disaster response? Columbia Water Center is investigating this question in… read more

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Multiscale temporal variability and regional patterns in 555 years of conterminous U.S. streamflow

by |April 3rd, 2017

“Multiscale temporal variability and regional patterns in 555 years of conterminous U.S. streamflow” was published recently in Water Resources Research by Michelle Ho, Upmanu Lall, Xun Sun, and Edward R. Cook from CWC. The paper looks at streamflow on a continental scale and explores the validity of the first paleo reconstructions of streamflow that span… read more

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The future role of dams in the United States of America

by |February 17th, 2017

“The future role of dams in the United States of America” was recently published in Water Resources Research and stems from work by Michelle Ho, Upmanu Lall, Maura Allaire, and Indrani Pal at CWC along with collaborations at CUNY, Chonbuk National University, Bureau of Reclamation and Jacobs engineering. The paper is timely exploration of what… read more

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Integrated Model for the Water-Food-Energy Nexus

by |December 12th, 2016

As part of the America’s Water Initiative, the Columbia Water Center is developing an integrated model in an attempt to understand the dynamics of the Water-Energy-Food nexus under climate variability. This endeavour is unique in the sense that the model is spatially explicit for the whole of the conterminous US, enabling the propagation of processes… read more

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

by |November 2nd, 2016

The mineral extraction industry faces the dual challenge of rising water management costs and growing public scrutiny of the often-irreversible effects of mining on local land and water resources. Awareness of these risks has led to a growing desire from industry leaders to better assess and manage water resources. On September 13, 2016, Columbia Water… read more

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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