Sustainable Water Management Certification News
Columbia University President Lee C. Bollinger has appointed Jeffrey Sachs and Ruth DeFries University Professors, the highest rank bestowed upon faculty.
A group of Columbia alumni that included Steven Burke and Erin McNally, two graduates of the master’s program in Sustainability Management, collaborated on a resilient and sustainable design aimed at rebuilding a single-family home that was destroyed in Hurricane Sandy. The team earned the People’s Choice Award from the Urban Green Council‘s R3build Design Competition.
The average debt of municipal water systems in the United States increased by 33 percent from 2000 through 2010, and consumers paid 23 percent more in rates on average over the same period, according to researchers at Columbia University’s Water Center.
If we are to make the transition to a renewable resource based economy, we need to do a better job of measuring the sustainability of our organizations, cities and nations, argues Steven Cohen, Director of the M.S. in Sustainability Management program.