water-matters

How can Punjab adapt to a changing climate?

by |August 29th, 2014

In a recent stakeholder consultation Towards Sustainable Water Use in Punjab Agriculture: Roadmap for Collective Action organized by Columbia Water Center partner CIPT, Columbia Water Center Director Upmanu Lall takes “a systems approach to managing water, energy, agriculture and income,” to address how the Indian state of Punjab can manage its water resource to adapt… read more

All the Food, Half the Water: CWC’s Tess Russo Featured in Scientific American Video

by |June 24th, 2014

Columbia Water Center’s Tess Russo explains how using new irrigation technology America could grow the same amount of food using half the water. Watch it here: http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/all-the-food-using-half-the-water-video/?&WT.mc_id=SA_BS_20140620

America’s Water: An exploratory analysis of Municipal Water Survey Data

by |October 16th, 2013

A new Columbia Water Center white paper authored by Bianca Rahill-Marier and Upmanu Lall analyzes utility rates in the United States. With the support of Veolia Water and Growing Blue, the study found U.S. water utilities are caught in a recurring cycle of debt and rate increases. For the full report see: America’s Water: An… read more

Aquanaut Summer Interns Dive Deeper into Research

by |September 10th, 2013

This summer, the Columbia Water Center Aquanaut Interns addressed a variety of water-related questions affecting the United States with funding and guidance provided by Veolia Foundation, Veolia Water, and members of Growing Blue. Nelson Dove, Christine Wen, Mary Williams, Christopher Economides and Daniel Shi were selected to expand the repertoire of data-driven tools the Columbia… read more