Using Artificial Intelligence To Locate Risky Dams

August 23, 2018
In the U.S., some 2,000 high hazard dams are in need of repairs. A project from the Columbia Water Center is helping to identify the most hazardous ones. Read More

New Study Shows Promise for Long-Term Weather Forecasts in South America

August 6, 2018
The Paraguay River is an essential lifeblood for the landlocked country that shares it name, but it can also be the source of deadly and costly floods. Now scientists are one step closer to predicting the likelihood for heavy rain weeks ahead of time. Read More

America’s Water Infrastructure is Failing—But Here’s How We Could Start to Fix It

May 8, 2018
A recent event hosted by the Columbia Water Center highlights the challenges and opportunities that nation’s beleaguered water system presents. Read More

How We Can All Make Waves: Earth Day Reflections from Columbia Water Center

April 20, 2018
Members of Columbia Water Center share what Earth Day means to them, and offer ways – large and small – that we can all advocate for water and a healthier planet. Read More

Predicting Hurricane Flooding Risks to the East Coast

April 9, 2018
Columbia University researchers to help translate hurricane science into projections for planning for climate and weather risks. Read More

Researchers Map High Levels of Drugs in the Hudson River

February 19, 2018
In a new study, researchers have mapped out a large variety of discarded pharmaceuticals dissolved throughout the Hudson River. They say that in some places, levels may be high enough to potentially affect aquatic life. Read More

Cape Town Water Crisis Highlights a Worldwide Problem

February 9, 2018
Upmanu Lall, director of the Columbia Water Center, explains South Africa’s water shortage and why places in the U.S. could be at risk, too. Read More

Global Environment Report Card Sees Dirty Air, Failing Fisheries

January 23, 2018
Many countries are making progress on improving water sanitation and protecting marine ecosystems. But air pollution continues as a leading health problem in many nations, and fisheries are deteriorating almost everywhere. Read More

Columbia Water Center Year in Review

December 29, 2017
The Columbia Water Center (CWC) is a leader in applying the science of water and climate to solve real world problems. With current events in mind, we worked with our partners to make progress on several key projects. Read More

Upmanu Lall Recognized as a Fellow of the American Geophysical Union

December 19, 2017
The director of the Columbia Water Center and 60 other honorees were commemorated in a ceremony and reception on Wednesday. Read More
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