Author: Jeremy Hinsdale

Jeremy Hinsdale

Jeremy Hinsdale is a web producer and freelance journalist in New York City. His work has appeared on the websites for PBS, Newsweek, the American Museum of Natural History and other publications.

Map: Where Are the Trashiest New Yorkers?

by | 2.6.2014 at 1:35pm
NYC Trash Map

No, not that kind of trashy – we’re talking here about what New York City neighborhoods produce the most municipal solid waste per person.

Geocharts: Water Challenges Around the World

by | 2.28.2013 at 11:28am

View four interactive maps that give an overview of some of the water challenges different parts of the world currently face.

Achieving Sustainable Water, Energy and Agriculture in Gujarat, India

by | 2.19.2013 at 12:01pm | 3 Comments
Groundwater pump, Gujarat, India

Watch a video about the Columbia Water Center’s project to address a looming water crisis in north Gujarat, India.

Healthy Oceans: Charting A New Course

by | 4.30.2012 at 3:53pm
Rio+20 The Future We Want banner at entrance to the the United Nations

Leading up to Rio+20, on April 25th the United Nations hosted “Healthy Oceans: Charting A New Course,” a panel discussion which brought together a range of experts to discuss the fate of the world’s oceans and what can be done to protect them.

Photo Essay: India, Water, Culture

by | 3.22.2012 at 12:49pm | 2 Comments
Residents of Kusumpur Pahari, a slum in south New Delhi, fill containers with water from a municipal Delhi Jal Board tanker.

Take a photographic journey from the crowded streets of Delhi, through the parched state of Rajasthan, and into the farmlands of north Gujarat to get a closer look at some of the many ways water affects the lives of millions of Indians every day.

Achieving Water Sustainability in Ceará, Brazil

by | 11.21.2011 at 5:34pm | 1 Comment
A rice field at a government-sponsored agricultural cooperative in Morada Nova, Brazil

Achieving sustainable water sustainability in Brazil’s semi-arid northeast will involve more than just building pipes, pumps and water towers: it will require significant changes in the ways water is monitored, distributed and used throughout the region.

Community Associations and Sustainable Development in Rural Brazil

by | 9.28.2011 at 1:24pm | 1 Comment
Brazil Community Assocation Meeting

After spending two days back in the big city of Fortaleza learning about the finer points of water management in the state of Ceará, I’ve returned to the rural municipality of Milhã, ground zero for the Columbia Water Center’s project to improve water access in Brazil’s semi-arid sertão region. Our group is now just three: []

Bringing Water to Rural Communities in Brazil

by | 9.19.2011 at 2:59pm | 1 Comment

Though Portuguese settlers and Brazilians have lived in the sertão since the 16th century, it has never been an easy place to thrive. The primary reason is water.