CEEP embraces a “soft path” to issues of water resources and ecosystems. It seeks to move beyond reliance upon supply-side approaches such as dams, reservoirs, and groundwater supply expansion, by focusing on conservation and the sharing of best management practices of water resources. CEEP incorporates concerns of social equity, conflict management, stream flow impacts and ecosystem sustainability in its research.
Society is considered to practice a water sustainability ethic when it meets the needs of existing and future populations equitably while simultaneously ensuring that habitats and ecosystems are protected. “Soft path” water strategies can create benefits for the environment, equity (including improved public health) and a sustainable economy (E3).
Graduate Study in Water Sustainability at CEEP
Greening the desert: Growing halophytes on unproductive land with saltwater irrigationHalophytes have evolved to survive and reproduce in the high saline conditions found in coasts, wetlands, and inland deserts.
Impacts of shale boom in the U.S. and beyondIncreased shale production may not keep oil and gas prices down in the long-term as a prolonged price slump could tighten profit margins forcing firms to delay investment projects.
Frankensalmon: A growing concern over GMO farmed salmonAs the global economy continues to grow, there is an increasing demand for more protein in people’s daily diet.
Enhancing resiliency and adaptive capacity of indigenous peoples to climate change risks in PhilippinesDr. Manuta is the recipient of 2014 CEEP Alumni Achievement Award and will chair this year’s annual EEPSA Conference.
Dr. Byrne interviewed by South Korean TVIn November 2013, Dr. John Byrne visited S. Korea as a member of the advisory panel on improving Seoul’s energy self-sufficiency. He was also interviewed by Arirang TV, a S. Korean TV.