Infrastructure, Water & Society, Water Quality, Water Scarcity

Past, Present, and Future Water Resources in a Megacity: Delhi, India and the Yamuna River Project

Until recently, Delhi  had abundant freshwater resources from groundwater and the Yamuna River. The Yamuna—considered a sacred river by Hindus—originates in the Lower Himalayas and runs through the state of Haryana before making its way to Delhi [1]. Although it is central to Delhi’s identity, the river…

By Matt Reidenbach and Hana Thurman-
Built Environment, Environment, Infrastructure, Uncategorized, Water & Society, Water Policy

Green Infrastructure: Ecosystems in the City and the City as Ecosystem

What is Green Infrastructure and why is it all the rage?Green Infrastructure (GI) has emerged as a rapidly growing paradigm to improve the management of urban environments and quality of life. When impervious surfaces (streets, parking lots, sidewalks, buildings) replace vegetation, much more rain and snowmelt will run off…

By Larry Band-
Agriculture, Climate Change, Environment, Water & Society, Water Productivity, Water Scarcity

A Changing Climate Means Extreme Rainfall, But Not Necessarily More Water

Have you wondered whether recent flooding in Charlottesville or Japan has anything to do with climate change? I am not really wondering. I get a sinking feeling every time I hear about another instance of torrential rain with catastrophic effects. Instead of questioning whether climate change caused two drownings in…

By Deborah Lawrence-