Category Archives: Water Related Article

A More Accurate Global River Map

In the post linked below, Emily Underwood, discusses a new study by Yamazaki et al. highlighted in the Water Resource Research journal, which uses an updated version of the the Multi-Error-Removed Improved-Terrain Digital Elevation Model (MERIT DEM) data set to … Continue reading

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Ordinary Security Cameras Could Keep an Eye on Rainfall

In the article linked below,  by Susan Stanley, published in the Earth and Space Science News magazine on 10th June, 2019, she discusses recent research in the Water Resources Research Journal by Jiang et al. which proposes that rainfall intensity can … Continue reading

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Extreme Precipitation Expected to Increase with Warming Planet

In a recent article by David Shultz, published in the Earth and Space Science News magazine on the 11th June, 2019,  he discusses a study put forward by Papalexiou and Montanari  in the Water Resources Research Journal, which notes that extreme precipitation is … Continue reading

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Upcycling Project Protects the Ganges from Pollution

Many persons know that the Ganges River in India is one of the most polluted water ways in the world. For instance, the river is often contaminated by insecticides and pesticides used to grow the tonnes of flowers that devotees offer … Continue reading

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The Effects of Drought and Climate Change On Iran’s Environment

With recent drought conditions still etched in our memory,  and the possibility of such conditions looming in the present dry season, we all know how precious water is to our daily survival. Yet, in certain parts of Iran, namely in … Continue reading

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Pastoralists rely on satellites to search for water

With the advancement of climate change, many countries suffer frequent and longer drought conditions.  Yet, technology and relevant tools are able to make a difference. For example, in the article linked below, from UN Environment , nomadic herders in Sahel … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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El Salvador’s Looming Water Crisis

Recently news stories highlighted the plight of Cape Town and “Day Zero” with their taps expected to run dry in April 2018. Fortunately, due to reservoir levels rising consistently and adequate water restrictions in place that day is not expected … Continue reading

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