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Research at the Earth Institute is organized into nine themes. Water is one of them.

As worldwide populations grow and become more affluent, the demand for food and water rises. At the same time, climate variability and change are making it difficult to provide water where and when it is needed. Floods destroy communities in one part of the world, while in another people trek miles every day just to get enough water to survive. Water scarcity is a pervasive problem and is one of the most difficult challenges we face in the 21st century.

Featured Projects

America's Water

Global Floods Initiative

Managing Competing Water Uses in the Philippines