The Columbia University Aquanauts hosted their first major event Make Your WaterMark: The Water Crisis and Campus Activism on April 5th. They convened student speakers, a film producer and water industry experts to provide students with a well-rounded vision of water challenges and how students can get involved. Juxtaposing student personal narratives and expert professional opinions, the [...]
The Columbia University Aquanauts hosted “Make Your WaterMark: The Water Crisis and Campus Activism”!
CWC Researcher and Assistant Professor of Earth and Environmental Engineering, Pierre Gentine, was part of a team that developed the first method to use weather stations to map global evaporation. Researchers from Boston University and Columbia Engineering published a study entitled “Emergent relation between surface vapor conductance and relative humidity profiles yields evaporation rates from [...]
On a recent list called 7 Water Organizations You Should Know published by Goodnet, the Columbia Water Center came in #4! Check out the article and learn more about all these great organizations here!
Two new papers have been published recently been published. They can be seen below! The first by N. Devineni, U. Lall, N. Pederson, and E. Cook is in the Journal of Climate Reconstructions and is entitled A Tree Ring based Reconstruction of Delaware River Basin Streamflow using Hierarchical Bayesian Regression. The other is in Water [...]
A new white paper entitled, “Toward Hedging Climate Risk in Corporate Value Chains” has been released. This paper discusses the coordinated effort between PepsiCo and the CWC in India. To learn more about the work being done, including assessing potential water risks in an effort to improve risk hedging mechanisms in value chains, read it [...]
During the State of the Planet conference on March 28th, CNC World interviewed Graduate Student Mengqian Lu. Watch the Video here!
Leading up to the Columbia Water Center’s event this week, America’s Water in a Global Context, Columbia Water Center’s director, Upmanu Lall, recently published a blog post on the state of America’s Water for the Huffington Post.
On February 26th, Upmanu Lall, director of the Columbia Water Center, made a presentation at Water 2.0 entitled “Managing Water Systems to Address Climate Risk” and “America’s Water Risk: Water Stress and Climate Variability”. Topics he discussed included what is necessary to best adapt to a changing environment, how to use seasonal to interannual forecasts, [...]
Assam State Disaster Management Authority (ASDMA) and Columbia University/Earth Institute have agreed to conduct two research projects in India’s northeastern state of Assam. Prof. Jeffrey Sachs initiated the engagement on his visit to Assam last year, followed by the signing of a MoU between ASDMA and the Earth Institute in June 2012, during the visit [...]
The Quench System with partners Professor Vijay Modi, the Earth Institute at Columbia, and the Modi Research Group works to provide a low cost, equitable water management solution. Recently featured in Business Daily, Quench aims to address the Millennium Development goal of halving the number of people without sustainable access to safe drinking water by [...]