Belize to Supervise SIDS Fellowship Programme — caribbeanclimate

Dr Percival Cho, Chief Executive Officer in the Ministry of Forestry, Fisheries, the Environment and Sustainable Development of Belize delivered the opening statement at a side event at the 24th Conference of the Parties of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) being held in Katowice, Poland. This programme is funded by the […]

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Earth and Space Science News (EOS) December 2018

The Earth and Space Science News digital magazine from the American Geophysical Union (AGU), for December 2018, is now available for your perusal. This issue focuses on climate change, air pollution, plastic pollution, flood risks, modeling natural disasters and the development of policies.

Cover of Earth and Space Science News (Vol. 99 Issue 12)

Cover of Earth and Space Science News (Vol. 99 Issue 12)

 

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Water Well Journal – December 2018

We have just received our digital subscription for the Water Well Journal for December 2018. In this issue of the Water Well Journal published by the National Ground Water Association (NGWA) the focus is on water treatment by groundwater contractors, water well corrosion, designing a first-aid program,  as well as, other industry related articles.

 

Water Well Journal December 2018

Water Well Journal December 2018

 

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Earth and Space Science News Magazine (EOS) – November, 2018

Persons can now access the EOS Earth and Space Science Magazine (Volume 99 No. 11) for November, 2018. This issue focuses on topics such as weather forecasting, climate change, geoscience, karst groundwater and other relevant information, together with, American Geophysical Union (AGU) news.

 

Earth and Space Science News (EOS) Volume 99 No. 11

Earth and Space Science News (EOS) Volume 99 No. 11

 

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Planting Trees to Save the Planet

In 2007, nine year old Felix, gave a presentation to his class about the climate crisis after he was inspired by Wangari Maathai, who planted 30 million trees in Africa in 30 years . At the end, he vowed to plant one million trees in every country worldwide.

Felix’s motivation and focus has inspired the Plant-for-the-Planet  international group where children and youth from all over the world serve as ambassadors for saving the planet from climate change effects. Together they hold meetings with business leaders and team up with notable persons for an eye-catching and powerful photo campaign.

You can read about the initiative and the amazing work being done by clicking on the following link Children speak out about the climate crisis

You can also see the link above for the Plant-for-the-Planet initiative to donate, support and even join the initiative.

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Water Policy Volume 20 Issue 5 October 2018

We have just received our print copy of the Water Policy journal for the month of October. This journal is the official journal of the World Water Council and is published by IWA Publishing.

This issue focuses on several topics related to water management and integrated water management in terms of food security, water quality and public perception, water supply, water ethics, urban groundwater, flood maps and their role, as well as, quality standards and monitoring.

 

Water Policy Volume 20 Issue 5 - October 2018

Water Policy Volume 20 Issue 5 – October 2018

 

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Pharmaceuticals and Affected Wildlife

In a recent article by by Laura Sanchez, published in the editor’s blog of the Water Efficiency Magazine on 14 November, 2018, she highlights a study which noted that wildlife are exposed to high doses of pharmaceutical drugs that are discharged through effluent.

Such an occurrence seems highly alarming, especially when one considers that humans ingest some of these wildlife in their daily diet.

To read the article and comment please click on the following link The Happiest Trout – Water borne pharmaceuticals impact the ecosystem

 

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Half of the World’s Annual Precipitation Falls in Just 12 Days

According to a recent news article released as a press release by the American Geophysical Union (AGU) it has been noted that half of the world’s annual precipitation falls in just twelve days according to global weather stations.

Notably, in light of climate change such precipitation may even be changed further to occur in just eleven days, amplifying flooding and its associated damages.

You can click on the following link to read details of the news article as reported by the Earth and Space Science News Half of the World’s Annual Precipitation Falls in Just 12 Days

You can also read a related article from Nature – The International Journal of Science, which also highlights the annual precipitation as well, on “Why extreme rains are gaining strength as the climate warms”

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2018 Emerging River Professional Award Winner: José Fernández

José Fernández from Peru was the winner of the 2018 Emerging River Professional Award (ERPA). The prize was awarded to Jose by the OceanaGold Corporation.

Currently, he is working as an Environmental Specialist for the Water Fund for Lima and Callao (AQUAFONDO) and is responsible for the management and conservation of water resources. He has been leading a project to develop an integrated water management system in the local community of San Pedro de Casta, Lima Peru. Congratulations José on your achievement.

Jose Fernandez - 2018 Emerging River Professional Award Winner

Jose Fernandez – 2018 Emerging River Professional Award Winner

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Making Persons Aware About Watersheds

Most times while doing outreach programmes persons have no idea what a watershed is. Unless of course they have some prior knowledge they may assume that a watershed does not relate to their lives at all.

As highlighted in a recent article by Janice Kaspersen  in the editor’s blog for Erosion Control magazine, there are some ways in which persons can be made aware about their watershed such as road signs, stream markers and educational markers at recreational spots.

To read the article and leave your comments click on the following link Now Entering the Watershed.

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