Well since we are in the information age it is always nice to partake in the amount of information provided for free, especially if that information is informative and crucial for something as important as water resources management.
Thus, I have sourced sites providing information for free via blogs, webinars and webcasts. In order to access these information portals you can click on the links below
I have been keeping busy looking at recently published books by publishers (you can browse publisher websites from my homepage menu) and I recently came across this monograph entitled “Remote Sensing of the Terrestrial Water Cycle” edited by Venkat Lakshmi et al..
This book is a product of the American Geophysical Union (AGU) Chapman Conference, which was held in February 2012. Chapman conferences are usually “small, topical meetings designed to permit in-depth exploration of specialized subjects in a manner not possible at large meetings” (AGU, 2015).
As such the following information can be found in this monograph:
-An in-depth discussion of the global water cycle
– Approaches to various problems in climate, weather, hydrology, and agriculture
– Applications of satellite remote sensing in measuring precipitation, surface water, snow, soil moisture, groundwater, modeling, and data assimilation
– A description of the use of satellite data for accurately estimating and monitoring the components of the hydrological cycle
– Discussion of the measurement of multiple geophysical variables and properties over different landscapes on a temporal and a regional scale.
Information in this text can be found under the main topics of precipitation, evapotranspiration, surface water, groundwater, data and modeling, soil moisture and snow.
Due to the fact that this document discusses snow, a phenomenon that does not occur in our country, I know that persons may not see it as suitable, however, since it discusses the above topics, I see it as a very comprehensive text. I guess I will do more research and see whether it is a good fit for the agency.
It should be noted that this text is is a valuable resource for students, as well as, research professionals in the hydrology, ecology, atmospheric sciences, geography, and geological sciences communities.
Persons wishing to read up on this document can either click on the link below or search for it on the Wiley website available through my home page in the menu tab. Please note that only registered users can view chapters via PDF.
Staff can now access certain articles from the Water Environment Research journal via open access, provided by the Water Environment Federation (WEF). This journal provides peer-reviewed articles related to topics such as water quality, pollution control and management.
In order to access such open access articles for June 2015 (last month’s open articles can also be accessed from the same page) please see the link provided below:
On the request of management, several journal subscriptions, have been submitted so that their subscriptions would be renewed. Quotations have already been sourced from the publishers and submitted for approval, and we are currently awaiting news on whether they would be purchased.
Let’s keep our fingers crossed. 🙂
These journals include:
Hydrological Sciences Journal Volume 2015 Issues 1 to 12 – IAHS – Taylor and Francis
Water Resources Research Year 2015 Volume 51, 12 Issues – American Geophysical Union – John Wiley & Sons
Water Resources Research (Electronic) Year 2015 Volume 51, 12 Issues – American Geophysical Union – John Wiley and Sons
Journal of the American Water Resources Association
Combined Subscription -Print and Electronic (Includes Online Access) Year 2015 Volume 51, 6 Issues
The Water Resources Agency recently received the newest copy of the Water Policy Journal (Volume 17 Supplement 1). This issue discusses Water and Disasters, Flood Disasters, mega-disasters, flood risk reduction in Netherlands, policies and action, prevention policies, integrated actions and management and water related disaster risk reduction.