An Interdisciplinary Investigation
Restorative and ruinous, excessive and scarce, water sustains life on Earth, alternatively fueling or undermining ecosystems, biodiversity, the global economy, and technological innovation.
To highlight this most precious resource, Columbia is proud to announce the Year of Water. Throughout the next two semesters, the University will hold art exhibits, concerts, lectures, and symposia focused on water in all of its social, political, cultural, economic, and environmental complexities.
"It is exciting for the School of the Arts to spearhead the Year of Water and to play a central role in convening the institutes, schools, and programs at Columbia engaged in important research and action around these vital concerns."
Centers on Water Research
Dozens of research centers and departments across Columbia are engaged in interdisciplinary research on water. Here are a few of them.