Environmental Sciences Initiative

Hungarian President Áder tours CUNY ASRC prior to UN Climate Change Summit

The CUNY Advanced Science Research Center was honored to host Hungarian President János Áder and First Lady Anita Herczeg on Thursday, April 21, in advance of his participation at the United Nations Climate Change Summit. President Áder heard presentations from the ASRC’s Environmental Sciences Initiative (ESI), led by Director Dr. Charles J. Vörösmarty, prior to […]

Scientists from the Environmental CrossRoads Research Group contribute to report assessing risks to the world’s shared river basins

The first global assessment of threats and risks to transboundary river basins has been released by a consortium of institutions* led by the UNEP-DHI Center for Water and Environment and including the Environmental CrossRoads Research Group of the CUNY Advanced Science Research Center’s Environmental Sciences Initiative. Around the world, there are 286 transboundary river basins, […]

Peter Groffman announced as professor with ASRC Environmental Sciences Initiative

Dr. Peter M. Groffman has been named to the faculty at The City University of New York’s Advanced Science Research Center’s (ASRC) Environmental Sciences Initiative. “I am delighted to welcome Dr. Peter Groffman to CUNY,” said Dr. Gillian M. Small, Vice Chancellor for Research and Executive Director of the CUNY ASRC. “He is an exceptionally […]

ASRC Environmental Sciences to welcome CUNY environmental science research community for November 12 symposium

The CUNY Advanced Science Research Center’s (ASRC) Environmental CrossRoads Initiative will host a day-long symposium titled “Environmental Science at the CrossRoads: Advancing Interdisciplinary Research at CUNY” on November 12. This symposium will highlight interdisciplinary environmental scientific research happening at CUNY and discuss key theoretical and methodological issues occurring across scales, from the nano to the […]

Environmental Sciences Initiative team members featured in Science, Daedalus and Global Environmental Change on global water systems

Five papers written by members and affiliates of The City University of New York’s (CUNY) Advanced Science Research Center’s (ASRC) Environmental CrossRoads Initiative have been published recently, including three in Science magazine. “We’re very proud of the exemplary work from Environmental CrossRoads led by Dr. Charles Vörösmarty at the ASRC,” said Dr. Gillian Small, CUNY […]

Delivering Water From Disaster

Some 350 experts from around the world recently issued the Bonn Declaration on Global Water Supply — a sobering report on our conflicted relationship with water and the consequences of decades of thoughtless neglect and misguided decisions. Charles J. Vörösmarty, director of the ASRC’s Environmental CrossRoads Initiative, was part of the team that drafted the […]