|MIT Water Club Upcoming Events:|
The Working Water policy workshop series is underway! Join us this Thursday, March 25 at 6pm to learn about water and environmental justice from Caleb Rogers, City Councilman in Williamsburg, VA, and Ibrahim López-Hernández, Climate Justice Organizer at GreenRoots.
Save the date for MIT Water Night on April 22, 2021. We've now released the schedule including an interactive workshop with Artist Cindy Pease Roe and underwater photographer Keith Ellenbogen will share his work and stories of photographing the deep ocean. Check out our website for more details.
Save the date for the MIT Water Innovation Prize final pitch night, which will take place on May 6, 2020.
In the news
New research finds that climate change may not necessarily expand drylands
"For years, researchers projected that drylands -- including deserts, savannas and shrublands -- will expand as the planet warms, but new research from the Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS) challenges those prevailing views. Previous studies used atmospheric information, including rainfall and temperature, to make projections about future land conditions. The real picture is more complicated than that, said Kaighin McColl, Assistant Professor of Earth and Planetary Sciences and of Environmental Science and Engineering at SEAS and senior author of the paper.
"If you want to know if the land is going to get drier, if crops are going to fail or if a forest is going to dry out, you have look at the land itself," said Alexis Berg, a research associate in McColl's lab and first author of the paper. "How much vegetation is there? Are the plants water stressed?"... "
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