State of the Planet

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Water Conflict

  • New Seminar Focuses on Links Between Environment, Conflict and Security

    New Seminar Focuses on Links Between Environment, Conflict and Security

    The Earth Institute is launching a new interdisciplinary seminar to help business and policy leaders better understand the connections between environmental stresses, natural resources and conflicts.

  • Geocharts: Water Challenges Around the World

    Geocharts: Water Challenges Around the World

    View four interactive maps that give an overview of some of the water challenges different parts of the world currently face.

  • Identifying Teaching and Training Tools on Peacebuilding, Fragile States and Natural Resource Management

    Identifying Teaching and Training Tools on Peacebuilding, Fragile States and Natural Resource Management

    The Earth Institute at Columbia University hosted a two-day workshop that brought together practitioners, trainers, and academics to explore innovative approaches to teaching and training on natural resources management in fragile states and peacebuilding contexts. The workshop concluded with a clear statement: current academic and training programs do not provide a coherent methodology for students…

  • Ripple Effect Author Talks Efficiency; Cleanup

    Ripple Effect Author Talks Efficiency; Cleanup

    The outlook for global water is bleak, but Alex Prud’Homme still believes in the power of human ingenuity.

  • Water and Energy Conflict in Central Asia

    Water resources management in the Central Asia region faces formidable challenges. The hydrological regimes of the two major rivers in the region, the Syr Darya and the Amu Darya, are complex and vulnerable to climate change. Water diversions to agricultural, industrial and domestic users have reduced flows in downstream regions, resulting in severe ecological damages.…

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Recent record-breaking heat waves have affected communities across the world. The Extreme Heat Workshop will bring together researchers and practitioners to advance the state of knowledge, identify community needs, and develop a framework for evaluating risks with a focus on climate justice. Register by June 15

  • New Seminar Focuses on Links Between Environment, Conflict and Security

    New Seminar Focuses on Links Between Environment, Conflict and Security

    The Earth Institute is launching a new interdisciplinary seminar to help business and policy leaders better understand the connections between environmental stresses, natural resources and conflicts.

  • Geocharts: Water Challenges Around the World

    Geocharts: Water Challenges Around the World

    View four interactive maps that give an overview of some of the water challenges different parts of the world currently face.

  • Identifying Teaching and Training Tools on Peacebuilding, Fragile States and Natural Resource Management

    Identifying Teaching and Training Tools on Peacebuilding, Fragile States and Natural Resource Management

    The Earth Institute at Columbia University hosted a two-day workshop that brought together practitioners, trainers, and academics to explore innovative approaches to teaching and training on natural resources management in fragile states and peacebuilding contexts. The workshop concluded with a clear statement: current academic and training programs do not provide a coherent methodology for students…

  • Ripple Effect Author Talks Efficiency; Cleanup

    Ripple Effect Author Talks Efficiency; Cleanup

    The outlook for global water is bleak, but Alex Prud’Homme still believes in the power of human ingenuity.

  • Water and Energy Conflict in Central Asia

    Water resources management in the Central Asia region faces formidable challenges. The hydrological regimes of the two major rivers in the region, the Syr Darya and the Amu Darya, are complex and vulnerable to climate change. Water diversions to agricultural, industrial and domestic users have reduced flows in downstream regions, resulting in severe ecological damages.…