Water Archives - Page 2 of 71 - State of the Planet

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The Shape of Water: Engaging Budding Scientists to Explore the Deep

A preview of Barnard College’s World Water Day events

by |March 16, 2022

Sailing Around the Bangladesh Coastal Zone

I am back in Bangladesh to explore the distribution of fresh and saline groundwater in the coastal zone, needed for drinking in the dry season.

by |March 12, 2022

Forest Fires Increasingly Affecting Western Rivers and Streams, for Better and Worse

Fires may increase stream flow for years after sweeping the surface, and temporarily increase downstream water supplies. But they may also increase the risks of landslides and floods in affected areas.

by |February 22, 2022
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How a Two-century Megadrought Gap Set Up the West for Its Water and Climate Crisis

A new study further cements how global warming, by drying soils, is raising the odds of megadrought conditions across a swath of the western United States.

by |February 16, 2022
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Celebrating the 2022 International Day of Women and Girls in Science

This U.N.-designated day aims to accelerate gender equity and improve access to and participation in science for women and girls.

by |February 11, 2022
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Shannon Márquez: Empowering Women and Girls Through Access to Water and Sanitation

The engineer and environmental health researcher studies the intersections of gender, water, sanitation, and hygiene.

by |February 11, 2022
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An Immersive Art Installation Records the Sounds of the Sea

Columbia’s School of the Arts will present Jana Winderen’s “The Art of Listening: Under Water,” February 3-13.

by Eve Glasberg |February 7, 2022
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Professor Indrani Pal Recieves ‘Moonshot Award’ for Her Water Work in California

Pal and her team identified how a data-driven approach would enhance the state’s ability to predict water supplies.

by Frederique Fyhr |February 1, 2022

Traditional Water Management Practices in Pakistan Threatened by Climate Change and Globalization

A practice used to manage glacial water resources that is central to cultures in northern Pakistan is facing enormous transformation in the modern day.

by |January 20, 2022

Dhaka and Beyond

After a week of meetings and a wedding in Dhaka, we headed back to the field to service equipment measuring land subsidence in Bangladesh.

by |January 11, 2022