Water, drought and floodingAugust 11, 2020 ・ Molly Sharlach
Princeton’s vital research across the spectrum of environmental issues is today and will continue to be pivotal to solving some of humanity’s toughest problems. Our impact is built on a long, deep, broad legacy of personal commitment, intellectual leadership, perseverance…
Why are big storms bringing so much more rain? Warming, yes, but also windsOctober 29, 2019 ・ Molly Sharlach
For three hurricane seasons in a row, storms with record-breaking rainfall have caused catastrophic flooding in the southern United States: Harvey in 2017, Florence in 2018 and Imelda in 2019. A new analysis by Princeton researchers explains why this trend…
Houston’s urban sprawl increased rainfall, flooding during Hurricane HarveyNovember 11, 2018 ・ Lynn Anderson Davy & Morgan Kelly
Houston’s urban landscape directly contributed to the torrential rainfall and deadly flooding experienced during Hurricane Harvey in August 2017, according to Princeton and University of Iowa researchers. The researchers report in the journal Nature Nov. 14 that Houston’s risk for extreme flooding…
PEI Urban Challenge awards $348,000 to new urban sustainability projectsSeptember 18, 2017
Extreme waves and cloudbursts: PEI’s Urban Grand Challenges program has funded three new urban-sustainability projects totaling $348,000.
Princeton Part of $12 Million Project to Set Up Urban Water-Sustainability Research NetworkSeptember 4, 2015 ・ Igor Heifetz
Princeton University researchers will join 14 academic institutions and partners nationwide on a $12 million project to address the challenges that threaten urban water systems in the United States and globally.
PEI-STEP Dan Li and Other Graduate Students Lead Air-Quality Sensor ResearchOctober 15, 2012 ・ Holly Welles
A team of five Princeton engineering graduate students is leading a yearlong field research project using new laser sensors to measure pollutants with unprecedented sensitivity.