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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Deciphering Deluges: New modeling approach reexamines two key assumptions about flooding

For the last century, the U.S. Geological Survey, Federal Emergency Management Agency, and others have collected data on flooding activity to assess damage and help predict future events. Accurately forecasting the frequency and magnitude of flooding events is critical for infrastructure design, environmental management, and disaster preparedness and response.

Although long-term flood records are useful, there may also be large-scale, systematic forces at work that past studies have not adequately captured. For one, traditional prediction methods often assume that flood hydrology is stationary, or, rather, that the magnitude and variability of flood events do not change systematically over time. However, climate change and water management practices could significantly alter the magnitude and variability of extreme flooding events, causing floods to become nonstationary.

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Source: Deciphering Deluges by Sarah Witman (31 August, 2017, Water Resources Research).

Water Policy Volume 17 Number 1 2015

We have just received another issue of the Water Policy journal, the official journal of the World Water Council.

This issue provides readers with articles which discuss topics such as risk calculation for global flood risk, water affordability, integration in water management, groundwater management, seawater, wastewater recycling, urban water supply, green infrastructure for flood risk, urban flood and global perspectives on the UN Watercourses Convention 2014.

Some of these topics are highlighted in certain countries, which provide persons in the water sector with reliable examples for issues and potential solutions, not to mention the dissemination of information on possible trends.

Water Policy Journal - Volume 17 Number 1 2015

Water Policy Journal – Volume 17 Number 1 2015

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