water-politics

Water Politics

December 25, 2012

Egypt has long held unrivaled “historic rights” over nearly all of the Nile River’s resources. But now all that could be changing as upstream states like Ethiopia and Burundi seize on Egypt’s post-revolution political uncertainty to finally wrest at least some control of the world’s longest river. The result could be mean dire food and […]

The Story of Water in India

The Story of Water in India

October 24, 2012

“The Story of Water in India” outlines the food/water/energy crisis in India, and presents different solutions the Columbia Water Center is pursuing in the country. For more information about the Columbia Water Center’s work in India, check out our India project pages. Source

Every Drop Counts

Every Drop Counts

September 11, 2012

When it comes to getting clean water at home, most of us turn on the tap and don’t give it a second thought. But for nearly one billion people, finding clean water is a daily struggle. Lack of access in their homes or their community can cause a multitude of health, economic, and quality of […]

The Big Food Wasters

The Big Food Wasters

August 17, 2012

This infographic provides data for the amount of food wasted each year in the U.S and in Britain. Furthermore it explores what exactly these two countries waste and the impact food wasting has on the environment and the rest of the world.

Water Economics

Water Economics

June 17, 2012

What about water? It is easy to take this basic building block of life for granted. However, water is a surprisingly limited commodity. Over the next 30 years, the global water supply is in danger of drying up. The world population is projected to reach nine billion by 2050. Not only will these people need […]

Consumption of Water During a Football Match

Consumption of Water During a Football Match

June 17, 2012

Graphic shows the relationship between watching footbball and the consumption of water by going to the closet Source

Water Under the Bridge

Water Under the Bridge

May 23, 2012

This diagram shows the consumption of water on campus by building. Each block is representative of the portion of water the building consumes with respects to the rest of the campus. The blocks are colour coded so that you can see the major functions of the laboratory (i.e. laboratory, offices, residence, etc…) Source