- Global water crisis: too little, too much, or lack of a plan?Upmanu Lall quoted in the cover story of Christian Science Monitor December 2012 'Global water crisis: too little, too much, or lack of a plan?', 2012-12-04
- Water and Energy: You Could Soon Pay More, or Use LessProf. Lall explained that water supply is critical to electrical generation worldwide, and therefore water risks should be calculated as part of overall business risk., 2012-09-28
- CWC scientist Shama Perveen quoted in "Putting a price on water becomes 'sensitive' issue in India"E & E News Climate Wire, 2012-07-10 [+]
For four decades, India has encouraged food production through subsidies and other price supports to farmers there. Electricity is cheap, and water is free to whoever pumps it out of the ground. As a result, Punjab grows a fifth of India's wheat and 12 percent of its rice, while covering 1.5 percent of the country's land, according to the Columbia Water Center at Columbia University.
But the "free" water may be exhausting water supplies, some warn. Unless something is done -- including, possibly, putting a price on water -- the future of "India's breadbasket" could hang in the balance.
- Upmanu Lall on Growing Blue NetworkMarket Watch, 2012-06-27
- Featured: CWC's partnership with PepsiCo Foundation on projects in Ceara, BrazilThe Guardian, 2012-06-20 [+]
The PepsiCo's Foundation partnership with CWC has helped meet the water needs of over one million people and has improved community livelihood in Brazil.
- Featured: Shama Perveen's Survey of Indian Corporations on Water RisksThe Economic Times, 2012-06-14 [+]
The Economic Times features an article about a report released by CWC and FICCI on a preliminary national level geospatial study of water risks perceptions and responses across 27 industrial sectors in India, including food processing, textiles, energy, oil and gas, retail, pharmaceuticals, information technology and health services. Original report here: http://water.columbia.edu/files/2012/06/FICCI_CWC_IndiaWaterCrisisPaper.pdf
- Interview with CWC Director Upmanu LallThe Atlantic, 2011-12-19 [+]
An in-depth interview in The Atlantic with CWC director Upmanu Lall. In the piece, Manu discusses the importance of climate forecasting, how small-scale water purifcation will change the world and why Leonardo Da Vinci should be in the hydrology hall of fame.
- Earth Institute Profile of CWC director Upmanu Lall 2011-12
- Editorial by Upmanu Lall in Mint: "Time for Action to Revolutionize Water Agenda"Live Mint, 2011-11-12 [+]
The Indian business newspaper Mint recently published an editorial "Time for action to revolutionize water agenda" by Columbia Water Center director Upmanu Lall with Usha Rao-Monari and Sanjay Bhatnagar. The piece outlines the dimensions of India’s water crisis along with proposed solutions.
- CWC Director Upmanu Lall is quoted in the New York TimesNYT, 2011-11-01 [+]
In article 'Stone-Washed Blue Jeans (Minus the Washed)' he talks about the growing awareness of corporate water risks.
- Upmanu Lall and Earth Institute director Jeff Sachs are featuredMSNBC PhotoBlog, 2011-10-28 [+]
'Managing a growing world population with a shrinking water supply'
- CWC White Paper Cited in an Article about Chandola LakeDown to Earth, 2011-10-07 [+]
The article ‘Chandola lake turns into dust bowl’, about groundwater depletion in Gujarat, India cites CWC Gujarat White Paper.
- CWC projects featured in Time MagazineTime, 2011-10-03 [+]
The CWC projects in India are featured in the Oct 3rd Time Magazine article, 'Droughtbusters: The world is thirsty. Five ways we can keep from going dry', and Upmanu Lall is quoted.
- Article about CWC's ProjectsSeametrics Blog, 2011-08-30 [+]
‘Columbia University Engages Global Water Crisis’, Seametrics Blog. About CWC’s international projects.
- Upmanu Lall leads report at World Water WeekPepsiCo Performance Notes blog, 2011-08-24 [+]
PepsiCo and The Nature Conservancy Announce Initial Findings of Positive Water Impact Pilot. Report on PepsiCo/ Nature Conservancy Positive Water Impact report at World Water Week, Stockholm.
- Upmanu Lall was interviewed on WNYCWNYC’s Brian Lehrer Show, 2011-06-10 [+]
Interviewed for a segment called China Development and the Water Problem, which discussed the water issues arrising from urban development in China, and the plan to divert water from the Yangtzee River to the north of China
- ‘Study belies govt claims on groundwater’ (About the Gujarat White Paper)Times of India, 2011-04
- ‘Columbia University’s eye-opening report on north Gujarat’ (About the Gujarat White Paper)Desh Gujarat, 2011-04
- Shama Perveen and Kapil Narula interviewedScientific American, 2011-04 [+]
Interview is for ‘Arid Land, Thirsty Crops,’ an article about CWC’s work in Punjab
- Discussion of CWC’s project to use climate forecasting in BrazilWorld Resources Report, 2011-02 [+]
‘A New Collaborative Effort.’ PepsiCo Foundation’s Dan Bena wrote about the increased role of public/private partnerships in sustainable development work. It includes a discussion of CWC’s project to use climate forecasting to improve water allocation decision-making in Brazil.
- Interview with CWC partner, Dr. Rajinder SidhuMediaGlobal: Voice of the Global South, 2011-01-22 [+]
‘Making every drop count: water usage in the Developing World.’ Article discussing appropriate technologies to save water the developing world. Features an interview with CWC partner, Dr. Rajinder Sidhu of the Punjab Agricultural University talking about using tensiometer technology to help farmers save water in Punjab.
- Interview with CWC director Upmanu Lall about Floods in BrazilJornal Hoje, 2011-01-19 [+]
‘Especialista em alteraes do clima diz que planejamento evita tragdias’ features an interview with CWC director Upmanu Lall to talk about the recent catastrohpic floods in Brazil. (In Portuguese).
- Panel including CWC director Upmanu Lall discuss the stress of populationTalk of the Nation, 2011-01-06 [+]
’7 Billion and Counting: Can the Earth Handle It?’. Features a panel discussion including CWC director Upmanu Lall to talk about the stress of population on global resources, including water.
- Featured: Shama Perveen, Upmanu Lall and Naresh Devineni on the groundwater crisis in IndiaNational Geographic, 2010-12-31 [+]
‘Mining Groundwater in India Reaches New Lows,’ features interview with Shama Perveen as well as reporting on research by Perveen, Upmanau Lall and Naresh Devineni on the groundwater crisis in India.
- Efi Foufoula-Georgiou: ”From a Raindrop to a Stream Pebble to a Delta: Recent Research on Predictive Modeling’University of Minnesota, 2010-12-03
- Upmanu Lall named as one of Columbia's principal investigatorsGlobal Impact, 2010-12 [+]
“Columbia University Named as Lead Institution on Climate Risk and Adaptation Assessment in the Urban Northeast.” The Water Center’s Upmanu Lall was named as one the three principal investigators.
- Featured: Upmanu Lall's recent work with climate models for flood patternsNational Geographic, 2010-12 [+]
National Geographic features a report on CWC director Upmanu Lall’s recent work on using climate models to predict global flood patterns. ‘Climate Patterns to Help Predict the Next Big Flood?’
- Dan Stellar discusses Water Center’s work in GujaratWater Wide Web, 2010-12 [+]
‘Incentives for Water Conservation in Gujarat’ features an interview with CWC assistant director Dan Stellar about the Water Center’s work in the Indian state of Gujarat.
- Upmanu Lall's interview during the World Economic Forums Global Agenda CouncilCircle of Blue - Water News, 2010-06 [+]
An interview with CWC Director Upmanu Lall is featured in The Circle of Blue – Water News. The interview, Upmanu Lall Gives Insight to India's Nexus of Energy, Food and Water, was recorded during the World Economic Forums Global Agenda Council and originally broadcast by radio.
- Featured on America.gov: ‘U.S., India Working Together to Address Indias Water Needs: Columbia Water Center partnerships focus on agricultural innovations’ 2010-05
- Featured on America.gov: ‘Columbia Water Center at Work Across the Globe: Water partnerships under way in Brazil, Mali, Ethiopia and India’ 2010-05
- World Water Day India actvities reported on in Indian pressBharat Sandesh article, 2010-03-20
- World Water Day India actvities reported on in Indian pressTimes of India, 2010-03-20
- CWC Researcher Tobias Siegfried interviewed on his career as a scientistIdealist.org, 2010-01-29
- Upmanu Lall Interviewed on IPCC error on melting glaciers in the HimalayasCleanSkies, 2010-01-21
- Manu Lall Interviewed on climate models to help restore EvergladesEarthSky, 2010-01-18 [+]
Interview podcasts and article available here: http://earthsky.org/water/upmanu-lall-using-climate-models-to-help-restore-everglades
- Upmanu Lall interviewed about global water crisisOutdoor America, 2010 [+]
‘Turning up the Water Pressure,’ talks about the global water crisis. CWC director Upmanu Lall was interviewed for the piece.
- Columbia Engineering's Profile of Upmanu LallPiece talks about his article in SIPA’s Journal of International Affairs., 2010
- Pierre Gentine InterviewedDaily Science [+]
‘Major Step in Improving Forecasts of Weather Extremes Such as Floods and Droughts‘, Daily Science. Pierre Gentine was interviewed for a Daily Science article, which talks about his paper published in Nature Geoscience, ‘Probability of afternoon precipitation in eastern United States and Mexico enhanced by high evaporation’ (http://water.columbia.edu/sitefiles/file/pub/White%20Papers/Gentine,%202011%20Probability%20of%20afternoon.pdf)
- CWC's International Conferece Earth Institute Research News [+]
Water Scarcity: A Shared Problem With a World of Solutions’. Report on the International Conference for CWC’s PepsiCo Foundation partnership projects.
- Upmanu Lall interviewed about flood event predictionNature [+]
‘Why Mississippi floods were expected’
- Upmanu Lall and CWC in Development Asia
- Remarks by Upmanu Lall included on the Live Science web site on the Earth Institute ConferenceLife Science [+]
A report on the Live Science web site on the Earth Institute Conference 'The World at 7 Billion', titled 5 Ways the World Will Change Radically This Century, includes remarks by Upmanu Lall on the future of water resource management as population grows.