On July 15, City of Water Day (a day highlighting community efforts to address climate change’s effects on NYC’s coastline and inland bodies of water), @NYCParks and Columbia announced a research partnership with @NYCMorningside Park.
Scientists from @ColumbiaClimate School will join a study to improve the city’s lakes and ponds, like Morningside Park Pond, plagued by harmful algae blooms. Alongside the algae remediation work, @ColumbiaEngineering will aim to repair broken water pumps and restore a waterfall above the pond. Columbia’s @TeachersCollege will also work with local schools to create opportunities for students to engage and learn from the study.
To learn more, head to our bio link for @ColumbiaNeighbors’ article. #ColumbiaUniversity #CityOfWaterDay 🦆🐢
Photos by Diane Bondareff include Columbia President Minouche Shafik; Columbia EVP for Research Jeannette Wing; Columbia Engineering Dean Shih-Fu Chang; Columbia Climate School Interim Dean Jeffrey Shaman; Columbia Research Team: Joaquim Goes (Climate), Adrian Brügger (Engineering), Suzanne Pratt (Teachers College); NYC Parks Manhattan Commissioner Anthony Perez; NYC Councilmember Shaun Abreu; Friends of Morningside Park President Brad Taylor.