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Continuing the Survey: Watermelon and Winds

Continuing our electromagnetic survey of fresh and saline groundwater, we saw the landscape change from lush watermelon fields to fallow rice fields as the salinity increased towards the sea.

by |March 25, 2022
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Shubhi Kesarwani: Studying Sustainability Management to Advance Water Solutions in India

She’s the founder of a company that devises water management solutions in India, and a student in Columbia’s Sustainability Management program.

by |March 24, 2022

Barisal and the Eastern Channel

We are continuing our measurements of fresh and saline groundwater in Bangladesh using electromagnetic instruments. We finished our first set of measurements and have now shifted farther east near Barisal where groundwater is fresher.

by |March 23, 2022

Deploying in the Mangrove Forest

We continued our electromagnetic expedition to image fresh and saline groundwater into the Sundarbans Mangrove Forest, the world’s largest. While guards protected us from tigers, it was a wild boar that dug up some of our equipment.

by |March 18, 2022
hands catch water coming out of a hand pump

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
megadrought is causing lake mead's water levels to fall

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
high school students in waders stand in river

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