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Partnering for Change: Columbia Water Center Collaborates on World Water Day

In celebration of World Water Day 2014, the Columbia Water Center is partnering with several companies to bring attention to water stress and discuss innovative solutions to global water challenges.

by |March 21, 2014

Columbia Aquanauts Hope Passion for Water Issues Has Ripple Effect

Last spring, the pressing issue of water prompted a passionate group of Columbia graduate students across a variety of disciplines to band together and form the Columbia Aquanauts. As the only club on campus focusing on water management, the Aquanauts aim to build a space where students can not only discuss their views and knowledge on the topic, but can also develop solutions for sustainable water use and share this knowledge with the campus community and surrounding environs.

by |September 10, 2013

Managing Water in a Dry Land

Since 2010, the Earth Institute’s International Research Institute for Climate and Society along with UNESCO and their colleagues in Chile have been working with Elqui’s water authority to help them use seasonal forecasts as way to better allocate water and prepare for droughts.

by |June 17, 2013

Climate and Conquest: How Did Genghis Khan Rise?

Eight hundred years ago, relatively small armies of mounted warriors suddenly exploded outward from the cold, arid high-elevation grasslands of Mongolia and reshaped world geography, culture and history in ways that still resound today. How did they do it?

by |May 13, 2013

Singing the Blues About Water Scarcity

Otis Redding sang “you don’t miss your water ’til your well runs dry” in 1965 about pining for a lost love. Last week, Climate and Society founder and Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory scientist Mark Cane reprised it with a much different, more literal focus: water scarcity in the 21st century.

by |April 2, 2013

Partnering to Expand Access to Water: PepsiCo and CWC Announce Achievement of Safe Water Goal

Earth Institute partner PepsiCo has achieved its stated goal of partnering with organizations, including the Columbia Water Center, to provide access to safe water to three million people in developing countries by the end of 2015.

by |March 28, 2013

Spring Courses in Conservation, Ecology & Policy

The Earth Institute Center for Environmental Sustainability (EICES) at Columbia University provides executive training in environmental sustainability through courses in science, economics and policy. We invite you to join our leading experts and practitioners, strengthen your understanding of human-ecosystem interactions, and become an effective environmental leader and decision-maker.

by |March 13, 2013

Geocharts: Water Challenges Around the World

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

by |February 28, 2013
Groundwater pump, Gujarat, India

Achieving Sustainable Water, Energy and Agriculture in Gujarat, India

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

by |February 19, 2013

Nature’s Toxic Crusaders

Can mushrooms help clean up oil spills? Can oysters filter sewage pollution? Industrial waste is being injected into the planet’s soil and water as a result of human activity. Pioneers in the field of conservation and sustainability are employing nature’s own biological task force to help clean up.

by |September 12, 2012