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Earth Institute Research Projects

Improving Rural Water and Livelihood Outcomes through Targeted Solutions

Lead PI: Dr. Upmanu Lall

Unit Affiliation: Columbia Water Center (CWC)

January 2008 - June 2013
Inactive
Global ; India ; China ; Mali ; Brazil
Project Type: Research

DESCRIPTION: Researchers will engage in a series of high-impact activities based on credible science to develop lasting solutions to the growing water crises in water-stressed regions of Brazil, China, India, and sub-Saharan Africa.

OUTCOMES: Researchers at the CWC actively engaged in a series of high‐impact activities founded upon credible and innovative scientific research to develop lasting solutions to the growing water crises in water stressed regions in Brazil, China, India, and Mali. Members of the CWC community have contributed, attended and presented research findings at high-level venues including the Rio+20 conference in Brazil, the World Water Week conference in Sweden and the American Geophysical Union conference in San Francisco. Additionally, numerous papers have been published and informational videos have been recorded and released, adding to the global breadth of research findings that have been shared and communicated to the public and government officials.

SPONSOR:

PepsiCo Foundation

FUNDED AMOUNT:

$6,000,000

RESEARCH TEAM:

Vijay Modi, Shama Perveen, Naresh Devineni

COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY COLLABORATORS:

Quadracci Sustainable Engineering Lab

KEYWORDS

water stress water