Unit Affiliation: Geochemistry, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory (LDEO)
The project will examine the feasibility, cost, and monitoring needs of a semi-commercial service for testing tubewell water in India for arsenic by randomly assigning a cost to the service in villages. The project will build on ongoing work conducted by Columbia University in Bangladesh.
OUTCOMES: The project has found that 80-97% of households would purchase a test at 10 Rs but this declined to 22-55% at 50 Rs and most households were unwilling to pay the total cost of a test of 100-150 Rs. Testers could make a living, cover transportation costs, and not unduly discriminate against poor households at 20 Rs.
Acquisition of a Fourier Transform Infrared Imaging Microscope at LDEO
Adaptation Planning for Climate Change Impacts using Advanced Decision Support and Remote Sensing: Irrigated Agriculture in California’s Central Valley
Assessing Water-Related Risks in the Mining Sector
Assessment of the use of Decentralized Water Systems in Residential Buildings in Mexico City