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ImagineH2O’s 2010 Water Energy Nexus Prize Announced

ImagineH2O’s 2010 Water Energy Nexus Prize is a global competition for water businesses that save energy. Possible areas of innovation include energy efficient transport, treatment and use of water.

by |September 7, 2010

Event: Himalayan Glaciers and Asia’s Looming Water Crisis

Columbia Water Center, The Asia Society and The Economist are cosponsoring the event Himalayan Glaciers and Asia’s Looming Water Crisis, Wednesday July 14, 2010, 6:30pm at the Asia Society.

by |June 24, 2010

Water is coming to Inga and Pedra Fina, Brazil

Water Safety and Sustainability: Resilient System Design under Climate Stress

The Columbia Water Center program in Ceará, Brazil, working in partnership with the Universidade Federal do Ceará, and with local and regional governments, develops appropriate drinking water infrastructure in rural communities. (Learn more in this blog piece) The following photos are from a progress report by local program staff, about the engineering and technical activities taking place around the installation of a supply system in the communities of Ingá and Pedra Fina, during the first two weeks of May, 2010.

by |June 7, 2010

The Garden on the Tibibas Plain, Mali: Women’s ag. project takes off

What follows are excerpts from a report by Severin Oman on a Women’s Community Garden project in Mali, West Africa, sponsored by the Earth Institute Millennium Village Project (MVP) and the Columbia Water Center. The project is located within the Tiby, Mali, Millennium Village cluster.

by |May 27, 2010

Vote for the Earth Institute in the eBay Fundraising Tournament for the Environment

Do you share our belief that the world has the know-how and resources to solve our environmental challenges in a sustainable manner? Do you support efforts by the scientific community to help understand the effects of climate change, reduce environmental degradation, and advance renewable energy technologies? Then please vote for the Columbia Water Center’s parent institution, Earth Institute, in the eBay Fundraising Tournament for the Environment!

by |May 3, 2010

The True Cost of Water: NYC Event May 6

The Green Policy and Environmental Policy Discussion Group of the The New York Academy of Science and the Columbia Water Center are sponsoring a panel discussion on The True Cost of Water on May 6. The focus of this panel discussion is the importance of economic optimization of water usage in the present and in the future to establish long-term sustainability of water resources.

by |April 28, 2010

In the spirit of Thanksgiving….

The Columbia Water Center has spent the last two years pursuing its commitment to research on global water scarcity, in 15 countries on 5 continents across the world. In this age of extensive social media networks, it seems a daunting task to reach all those who have helped and supported us…. So we offer this… read more

by |November 26, 2009

On the Surface of Climate Change

Blog Action Day 2009’s theme this year is Climate Change. Thousands of people on blogs all over the world are writing today on this single issue, and the Columbia Water Center is joining them. On Climate In a recent study at Columbia University, correlations were drawn between sea surface temperature on the coast of Africa… read more

by |October 15, 2009