The Case for Extended Hydrologic Prediction Services for Improved Water Resource Management

Case studies are key sources of information since they allow us to highlight possible trends and possible solutions to problems within water resources management. For instance, our country has been experiencing longer dry seasons and dry rainy seasons, which impact negatively on the urban water supply.

According to the ODPM,  a drought is defined as ” an extended period of time, usually months or years, during which levels of precipitation experienced in a particular region are significantly below the climatic norm.” (2013)

In the past Trinidad and Tobago has also experienced a severe form of this naturally occurring phenomenon, for example “in the last three months of 2009 extending into the first quarter of 2010.” (ODPM, 2013)

Though our situation may not be regarded as severe presently, in certain parts of Australia, they have been experiencing prolonged periods of drought and a general variability in hydrologic conditions which have impacted on the management of their water resources.

To read more about this case study  and their solutions as provided in WMO Bulletin Volume 64 Issue 1, 2015 please click on the link below:

The Case for Extended Hydrologic Prediction Services for Improved Water Resource Management.


About WRlibrarian

Currently employed with the Water and Sewerage Authority at the Water Resources Agency, I have created this blog to provide an online presence for the Agency's library. This purpose of this blog would be to inform staff about library related activities, as well as, relevant information that can have an impact on the Agency's operation.
This entry was posted in Case Study and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s