Browsing Category: Water Scarcity

Climate Change, Environment, Water Quality, Water Scarcity

Observing the terrestrial water cycle from Space: Application for a large river basin

Across the world, major river basins are the economic engine of communities. They are essential for agriculture, industry, transportation, power production, and water supply—but all of these depend on a community’s ability to predict the rivers’ flow. Forecasting the annual and seasonal variability of water resources is essential…

By Venkataraman Lakshmi-
Climate Change, Environment, Innovation, Water & Society, Water Markets, Water Quality, Water Scarcity

Water Challenges and Opportunities in Europe and the World

Water Challenges and Opportunities in Europe and the World[1]The article below is the introduction to Europe Now’s December/January issue about water that Nicole Shea and I served as editor for. Europe Now is the online journal of European Studies Association at Columbia University. It features articles…

By Peter Debaere and Nicole Shea-
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-
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-
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