Published: June 19, 2013

“Water: A Zero Sum Game” has been nominated by the Heartland Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences for an Emmy Award in the “Environment: Program/Feature” category. Produced by the Office University Outreach’s Learn More About Climate Initiative, this five-minute video investigates how climate change is threatening western water resources.

The video highlights research conducted by Mark Williams, CU-Boulder professor of geography and fellow at the Institute of Arctic and Alpine Research. Williams, an expert in snow hydrology and mountain ecology, studies the storage and release of water from snowpack into mountain streams and what percentage of that water ultimately makes its way into homes and municipalities. As principal investigator of the Niwot Ridge Long-Term Ecological Research program at CU-Boulder’s Mountain Research Station, Williams and his team also explore the impacts of climate change, groundwater storage and pollution recorded at the research site above 10,000 feet in the mountains near Boulder. The National Science Foundation funds the Niwot Ridge Long-Term Ecological Research project.

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