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America’s Water: Developing a Road Map for the Future of our Nation’s Infrastructure

by |March 22nd, 2016

The Columbia Water Center released a new white paper titled America’s Water: Developing a Road Map for the Future of Our Nation’s Infrastructure. Water security in the U.S. is increasingly threatened with many utilities facing major supply issues (water quantity and/or water quality), aging infrastructure, and major fundi ng shortfalls. A trusted, transparent, fact based… read more

America’s Water Webinar–James P. Dobrowolski

by |February 19th, 2016

Columbia Water Center’s State of America’s Water: Present and Future Webinar Series Co-Sponsored by CUAHSI “Are USDA-NIFA National Water Priorities Meeting Their Mark?” March 1, 2016 at 12pm EST Dr. James P. Dobrowolski is a watershed scientist and National Program Leader for Water and Rangeland and Grassland Ecosystems Programs. Jim leads the agency in developing… read more

America’s Water Event Coming Up! Register Now

by |January 29th, 2016

America’s Water: Innovation at Work Friday, March 25, 2016   8:30 am to 12:00 pm Columbia University, Faculty House Register Today! This year’s event, America’s Water: Innovation at Work, will focus on three prominent themes facing water in America today – Water Infrastructure, Financing Water Projects and the future of Water Utilities. The America’s Water Initiative is a program… read more

New Research: “Demand Sensitive” Drought Index

by |January 26th, 2016

Research from Columbia Water Center scientists and affiliated researchers has yielded a new “demand sensitive” drought index. Unlike the many existing indices, which are essentially supply-based, this index is the first to directly connect existing or projected water demand to the potential water deficit during a drought. Read more here

America’s Water Webinar Video: James Shortle

by |November 30th, 2015

James Shortle: “Innovating Policy to Address Nutrient Pollution from Agriculture” 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.

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

by |November 23rd, 2015

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 &… read more

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

by |November 12th, 2015

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… read more

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Webinar Video: Nicholas Brozović: “Innovations in groundwater management institutions”

by |October 14th, 2015

Nicholas Brozović: “Innovations in groundwater management institutions”

America’s Water Webinar Video: Preston-Absar

by |September 29th, 2015

America’s Water Webinar Video: “Using the Shared Socio-Economic Pathways to Develop Regional Water Futures.” Benjamin Preston and  Mariya Absar.

Ben Ruddell on Virtual Water: America’s Water Webinar Video

by |September 24th, 2015

Ben Ruddell presents a new detailed map of the U.S. hydro-economy: water footprints, teleconnections, and indirect vulnerability to drought