Media and Outreach
News and Opinion from the Columbia Water Center about America’s water challenges and opportunities.
Learn from experts about the connection between water and energy, water policy in the west, drought trends and many other topics.
The Columbia Water Center’s America’s Water Initiative aims to bring awareness and understanding to the public and to ensure water security of our nation and beyond.
It’s time to stop thinking of water challenges as merely local issues, and to start addressing water as a national issue. Are we up for the challenge?
Scientists understand the connection between global climate patterns and local flood risks better than ever, but there is still more to learn. By making the right connections, can we help policymakers and water managers prepare for and adapt to disasters?
Using climate scenario monitoring to understand and protect one of America’s most important ecosystems.
Learning from the past to prepare for a uncertain water future. New York City has some of the best drinking water in the world, fed by abundant and consistent precipitation in its upstate watershed. But water in the region wasn’t always so abundant.
Using cutting edge models to help manage rivers more flexibly for all users.
A research project that mapped the governance rules in 14 interstate compacts to help compact commissions can address conflicts and engage in institutional adaptation over time.
How do droughts, storms and other water and climate risks impact the future of American water utilities?
Can PDSI inform extreme precipitation?: An exploration with a 500 year long paleoclimate reconstruction over the U.S. Steinshcneider, Scott, Ho, Michelle, Cook, Edward R., Lall, Upmanu, May 2016
- America’s Water: Developing a Road Map for the Future of our Nation’s InfrastructureColumbia Water Center |2016-03-31
- Chlorate Challenges for Water SystemsAlfredo K, Stanford B, Roberson JA, Eaton A| Journal of the American Water Works Association, 2015-04
- America’s Water In a Global Context: AGU 2014 PresentationUpmanu Lall | 2014-12-15
- A forward modeling approach to paleoclimatic interpretation of tree-ring dataMN Evans, BK Reichert, A Kaplan, KJ Anchukaitis, EA Vaganov, MK Hughes, and MA Cane | Journal of Geophysical Research, 2014-05-10 [+]
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