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World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought

On June 17 2018, the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification would be observing “World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought”. The UNCCD Secretariat invites various organizations such as international and non-governmental organizations and other stakeholders to draw attention to … Continue reading

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Water Policy Journal – April 2018

We have just received our print copy of the Water Policy Journal Volume 20 Issue 2 for April 2018 from IWA Publishing.   Topics highlighted via research articles and case studies, in this issue, include climate change, water availability, cultural … Continue reading

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Will Cape Town Escape Its Water-Starved Fate?

I am sure by now many of you are aware of the major water crisis facing Cape Town, South Africa, as a result of dwindling water levels in their reservoirs and an increase in water demand. The article below by … Continue reading

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The Challenges of Drought Prediction

The article below, by Zengchao Hao, published on 16 February 2018,  discusses the challenges that still exist in terms of drought forecasting despite the many advancements in the field. Source: The Challenges of Drought Prediction

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How Not to End Up Like Cape Town

Janice Kaspersen, editor of the Stormwater Magazine highlights Cape Town’s impending water crisis and some projects that other cities in the Unites States are implementing in order to ensure that such a crisis does not overtake them in the article … Continue reading

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Dealing with Drought – Udemy

Do you have an interest in drought? Well Udemy’s free online course on “Dealing with Drought” developed by the National Environmental Education Foundation (NEEF) is for you. Once you create an online account with Udemy you will be able to … Continue reading

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Cape Town Water Woes

Water is life, and most people, while they may not wish to conserve water in the way that they should, they definitely know that they can’t live without water. Yet, in Cape Town South Africa, due to three years of … Continue reading

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How Drought Plays Out

In the article below, Emily Underwood, discusses research by Apurv et al, published in the Water Resource Research journal, which looks at the various types of droughts, as well as, how different annual rainfall patterns impacted on one’s water usage, … Continue reading

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WMO Annual Report – 2016 Highlights

We have just received a print copy of the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) Annual Report (WMO No. 1190) which provides highlights for 2016. Topics discussed include earth observation, data processing, forecasts systems, weather services, climate observations, flash flood guidance, global … Continue reading

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