Earth Institute Photography Exhibit Opens at Low Memorial Library
International Research Institute for Climate and Society / Photo: Francesco Fiondella.
A farmer primes an irrigation pump. The village of Nanighi in semiarid eastern Kenya sits along the Tana River. Farmers here depend on irrigation to sustain their crops. The river is prone to flooding, and in the past, such floods have carried away or destroyed irrigation pumps. As part of a UKAID-funded project, IRI is working with CARE Kenya and Kenya’s Meteorology Department to improve the quality, access, understanding and timely delivery of climate and weather information for better decision making.
To celebrate 20 years of Columbia University’s Earth Institute, we asked faculty, staff and students to submit photographs depicting their work. With an overwhelming response from individuals from across our centers and programs, we created a 2017 wall calendar and have curated an exhibit in the Rotunda at Columbia University’s Low Memorial Library. This exhibit highlights the variety and global reach of the Earth Institute’s mission, and will run through summer 2017.
A sampling of the exhibit photos may be viewed in the slideshow above. Please join us to view the exhibit in person on March 29 at a panel discussion and reception hosted by Earth Institute Executive Director Steven Cohen, Transforming Organizations with Sustainability Management.