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

by | November 23, 2015
Category: America's Water

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 & […]

Next America’s Water Webinar Event: Innovating Policy to Address Nutrient Pollution From Agriculture

by | November 12, 2015
Category: America's Water

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. Webinar Date: Tuesday, November 17, 2015 at 12pm EST To join the […]

Mining and Water Risk: Diagnosis, Benchmarking, and Quantitative Analysis of Financial Impacts

by | November 4, 2015

A Columbia Water Center Project Sponsored by Norges Bank Investment Management Blanchet, J., Bonnafous, L., Dolan, C., Fonseca, F., Iyengar, G., Lall, U., Maennling, N., Nielsen, D., Siegel, J., Thomashausen, S., Vempati, A. As populations, economies and global per capita consumption continue to grow, so does the need for raw materials. Mining activity—including both primary […]

New Study: Why Does El Niño Cause Floods in Some Places and Droughts in Others?

by | October 27, 2015

A new study,”Resolving contrasting regional rainfall responses to El Niño over tropical Africa” by Columbia Water Center researchers and recently published in The Journal of Climate asks why El Niño causes drought in some parts of the tropics and excessive rain and flooding in others. The authors conclude that the answer has to do with the local timing of […]

New Columbia Water Center White Paper: Water Management and Climate Change — The Case for Newark and Philadelphia

by | October 23, 2015
Pages from White paper Ipsita Kumar, Siquan Zhu FINAL (22 Oct)

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 […]

Upcoming Event: Innovation and Technology: Israel’s Solution to the Global Water Crisis

by | October 23, 2015

The Jewish National Fund, the Columbia Water Center and the Earth Institute are pleased to present a talk by Seth M. Siegel on “Innovation and Technology: Israel’s Solution to the Global Water Crisis.” (download flyer) Thursday, November 5, 2015 – 12:00 PM — School of International Affairs Building – Room 501A Seth M. Siegel is a […]

America’s Water Webinar with Michael Campana October 20th

by | October 16, 2015
Category: America's Water

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 […]

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. […]