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Archive – April 2007

The "Water in Africa" project is a multidisciplinary effort that combines field research with computations and theory, and focuses on the central role that water plays in the water-limited ecosystems of the African savannah.
The National Ground Water Association has chosen Michael Celia as the 2008 Henry Darcy Distinguished Lecturer. The prestigious honor supports the travel of one expert to share his or her work in lectures at universities throughout the world.
Two of the world's worst natural disasters in recent years stemmed from different causes on opposite sides of the globe, but actually had much in common, according to Professor Julie Young. One of the research team's surprising conclusions: when it comes to the damage they wreak, hurricanes and tsunamis can bring surprisingly similar forces to bear.