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Amilcare Porporato receives EGU Dalton Medal for fundamental contributions to ecohydrology

November 29, 2019

Amilcare Porporato, the Thomas J. Wu ’94 Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering and professor of civil and environmental engineering and the Princeton Environmental Institute (PEI), has received the 2020 John Dalton Medal from the European Geosciences Union for his…

PEI awards $1.01 million in Water and the Environment Grand Challenge projects

October 1, 2019 ・ Morgan Kelly

The ecological impacts of extreme weather, a national “climate park” in the New Jersey Meadowlands, and engineered nanoparticles that target groundwater pollutants are among the 13 projects funded by the Princeton Environmental Institute (PEI) as part of its Water and…

Put eggs all in one basket, or spread them around? Birds know best

March 3, 2019 ・ Catherine Zandonella

In the tropical jungle of Central America where predators abound, a species of cuckoo has found safety in numbers by building communal nests guarded by two or three breeding pairs. Why then do these agreeable avians sometimes ditch the collaborative…

Amilcare Porporato, 10 associated faculty join PEI

September 28, 2017 ・ Morgan Kelly,

The Princeton Environmental Institute has added core faculty member Amilcare Porporato and 10 associated faculty to its roster.

Will It Rain? Monitoring Program Puts Crucial Info in Hands of Remotest Farmers

Will It Rain? Monitoring Program Puts Crucial Info in Hands of Remotest Farmers

January 31, 2017 ・ Wendy Plump for the Office of Engineering Communications

Team of Princeton engineers have deployed an advanced drought and flood risk monitoring program for environmentally vulnerable regions in Africa and in Latin America. The program assimilates data that are plentiful but hard to analyze for those on the ground.

S.O.S. sign written in beach sand near beach waves hahaha

PEI Awards $840,000 for Innovative Research, Teaching, and Mentorship in Water and the Environment

June 13, 2016 ・ Molly Sharlach for the Princeton Environmental Institute

The Princeton Environmental Institute has awarded a total of $840,000 to support seven original research projects which will become the nucleus of a new Grand Challenges cooperative focused on environmental issues associated with physical, chemical, and biological aspects of oceans…

PEI Hosts Fifth Annual Discovery Day

May 10, 2016 ・ Holly P. Welles

Discovery Day is a multidisciplinary poster session celebrating undergraduate senior thesis research on environmental issues.

New Warnings on Rising Seas

April 6, 2016 ・ Igor Heifetz

Socolow discussed new warnings on rising seas during interview on NPR (On Point).

Partnerships Yield Global Impact for Engineers Without Borders

March 29, 2016 ・ Igor Heifetz

Princeton was honored at the EWB-USA International Summit in Denver this month with the organization’s Premier National Chapter award.