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America's Water Initiative
America's Water Initiative

Building a network of academic institutions, government agencies, and private industry to research and inform water infrastructure improvements in the US through innovative management solutions, new technologies, and new policies. Learn More

Mining
Promote Sustainable Mining

The mineral extraction industry in particular faces the dual challenge of increasing water management costs and growing public scrutiny of the often-irreversible effects of mining on local land and water resources. Learn More

Floods
Responding to Floods and Droughts

The Columbia Global Floods Initiative aims to save lives and protect livelihoods by helping policymakers, disaster relief agencies, infrastructure designers, financial institutions and others better prepare for, manage and respond to extreme floods. Learn More

Finance
Water and Financial Risk Management

CWC scientists are creating risk management options by analyzing local and global impacts of climate extremes and environmental disasters on supply chains, developing flood insurance schemes, and partnering with diverse stakeholders to improve the water-related metrics disclosed in ESG reports.

China
China's Water

The China Water Initiative aims at advancing water resources research and sustainable management of water and related resources (energy, land, mining, food) through strategic partnership with government and private sector agencies in China. Learn more.