Browsing Category: Water Scarcity

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-
Agriculture, Environment, Water Productivity, Water Scarcity

The Food-Water-Energy Nexus: Saving Water by Choosing the “Right Crop for the Right Place”

Is there enough water to feed humanity? In recent years there have been new concerns about water scarcity and its expected impacts on humankind’s ability to meet its increasing food needs. Because water is also crucial to energy production and power generation, competition for water may emerge between the…

By Paolo D'Odorico-