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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

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

by |October 27th, 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… read more

New Article on Water: “Liquid Assets” from Columbia Magazine

by |September 18th, 2015

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…. read more