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 Columbia Water Center Director Upmanu Lall commented for the piece on California’s out-of-date water laws, which Lall described as a “use-or-lose system that prevents more economically efficient water use.”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 […]

Business, Disaster Risk and Supply Chains: March 16th Conference

by | March 13, 2015
Category: News

Columbia Water Center’s Masahiko Haraguchi will be presenting at the UN World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction next week in Japan. Find out about businesses can adapt and make supply-chains more resilient to climate and water risks. For more information or RSVP, click here.

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

by | March 6, 2015
Category: America's Water

When: Thursday, March 12, 2015 9:00 am to 4:00 pm Join us online for the live stream of our upcoming America’s Water Event! The America’s Water Initiative is a program that aims to build a network of academic institutions, government agencies, non-profit organizations, and private industry to develop a research agenda that will inform water […]

Circle of Blue: Reporting on the Precarious State of America’s Water

by | February 27, 2015
Categories: America's Water, News

Columbia Water Center America’s Water partner Circle of Blue has published a number of in-depth articles on water recently. Check out the stories below for some of the best in water journalism: Choke Point: Index finds fresh water in American farm regions, just as in other major food-producing nations, is in precarious condition. Central Texas […]