“The South African city plans to shut off its water on April 12, unless dam water levels go up.” By Nina Golgowski Nearly 4 million people in Cape Town, South Africa, are facing a dangerous reality: Unless their water use severely drops, they will soon run out. The city has announced plans to turn off […]
Alicia focuses her research on understanding hydrologic change in coupled human-natural systems. She seeks to improve predictions of hydrologic recovery in watersheds disturbed by anthropogenic activities (i.e. mitigation or restoration) and natural processes utilizing field studies, remote sensing, and modeling. Best Management Practices in Urban Flood Zones: Engineers and scientists assimilate physics, community needs and […]
Ryan Vachon November, 2017 In the face of the terrible loss of life, infrastructure, economy and resources from the 2017 hurricane season, we can learn from the destruction. The impacts of disasters are a combination of a hazard’s ferocity and community preparedness for the event. We cannot change the power of hurricanes, however, soon after […]
As the devastation of Hurricane Maria continues to plague Puerto Rico, citizens are stepping up and banding together by improvising in unusual ways. The impacts of Maria have been felt across the island and while phone lines, clean water, shelter and food are in scarce supply or simply nonexistent, survivors are working together to find […]
Increasingly intense storms in the United States might have an unexpected origin: Asian air pollution. Researchers from NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory have found that aerosols from across the Pacific strengthen extratropical cyclones—a type of storm system that drives much of our country’s weather. Asia is home to the world’s 20 most polluted cities, but that dirty air doesn’t stay put, as the […]
Disasters occur when natural extremes encounter communities who are ill-prepared to cope with these forces. Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) strategies outline preventative measures to reduce the impacts of foreseeable hazardous events. Time and time again, such actions have been proven to save time, money, resources, lives and livelihoods of at risk communities. In February 2015 […]
Mickey Glantz talked about Water Resources Management and Waste water Management and Water Quality at the Post-2015 Development Agenda Consultation on Water, 27 February 2013, Geneva, Switzerland. This is the audio of the speech(1,577 kb in MP3).