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Paulina Concha Larrauri standing near a gate

Paulina Concha Larrauri: From Making Detergent to Ensuring Access to Clean Water

At the Columbia Water Center, she has worked to promote equal access to clean water, reduce risks to disadvantaged populations, and protect the environment.

by |September 24, 2020

To Ease Mexico City’s Water Woes, Look up, Study Suggests

For Mexico City’s biggest businesses and its poorest neighborhoods, rainwater harvesting could help address an enormous water crisis plaguing the city, a recent Columbia Water Center study found.

by |May 1, 2017

An Ancient Tool Holds Promise for Modern Water Problems

The potential effectiveness of harvesting rainwater to bolster water supply and reduce potentially polluting runoff varies greatly from place to place, even within a particular city or neighborhood. Now researchers at the Columbia Water Center have developed a tool to assess the potential of rainwater harvesting throughout the United States.

by |March 22, 2017