Katalyn Voss

Kate Voss is the Water Policy Fellow at the UC Center for Hydrologic Modeling (UCCHM), a UC systemwide center that focuses on water issues in California and the western United States. She currently splits her time between Nepal, Peru, and California.
Katalyn Voss has written 3 posts for Water 50/50

Addressing Emerging Threats in the High Mountains

A year ago, I packed up my bags and migrated to the other side of the globe to Nepal, the small country stuck between two behemoths: India and China.  I started work at The Mountain Institute (TMI), a mid-sized NGO that works at the intersection of environmental sustainability and economic development. At TMI, I work … Continue reading

Water Security in the Himalayas: A Brief Overview

When the smog clears and we have a reprieve from the monsoon, life in Kathmandu can provide an unexpected wonder.  A simple text message saying, “The mountains are out!” and I know to head to a balcony to catch a glimpse of the imposing Himalayas.  You can see their snowy peaks poking over the lowland … Continue reading

World Water Forum 6: Time for Solutions?

Two weeks ago, key players from water-related NGO, government, business, and non-profit spheres converged on Marseille, France for the 6th World Water Forum. It was a massive conference with over 20,000 people in attendance. Throughout the week, there were daily sessions that covered a range of topics from global groundwater governance to international water law … Continue reading

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Design professional Richard Vijgen's rendering of GRACE and USGS groundwater depletion data displayed on Times Square beginning on World Water Day, March 22, 2012.