Water Policy October 2019

We have just received the Water Policy Journal for October, 2019 (Volume 21, Issue 5). This journal is the Official Journal of the World Water Council, which serves as a means of dialogue to build a capacity for integrated water management among the various stakeholders in the water sector.

Topics highlighted in this issue include equitable water share, water infrastructure, water security, groundwater governance, water resources, water markets, pollution and water lobbying.

Water Policy Journal Volume 21 Issue 5 - October 2019
Water Policy Journal Volume 21 Issue 5 – October 2019

 

Persons wishing to view this journal can email me or visit me at my desk.

 

Bringing Climate Projections Down to Size for Water Managers

In the article below, by Kimberly M.S. Cartier, published in the EOS Earth and Space Science News magazine on July 26, 2019, one looks at a project with the potential of making global climate change projections more relevant for water resources managers in terms of watershed-scale predictions.

Source: Bringing Climate Projections Down to Size for Water Managers

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 be measured using common surveillance cameras.

Source: Ordinary Security Cameras Could Keep an Eye on Rainfall

Water Policy February 2019

We have just received our print copy of the Water Policy (Volume 21 Issue 1), for February 2019. This is the official journal of the World Water Council.

Water Policy February 2019
Cover of Water Policy February 2019

This issue focuses on topics such as the water-energy-food nexus, water resources, drought, water level, water governance, climate change, water poverty index (WPI) and streamflow.

Persons wishing to view this document can send me email.

2018 Emerging River Professional Award Winner: José Fernández

José Fernández from Peru was the winner of the 2018 Emerging River Professional Award (ERPA). The prize was awarded to Jose by the OceanaGold Corporation.

Currently, he is working as an Environmental Specialist for the Water Fund for Lima and Callao (AQUAFONDO) and is responsible for the management and conservation of water resources. He has been leading a project to develop an integrated water management system in the local community of San Pedro de Casta, Lima Peru. Congratulations José on your achievement.

Jose Fernandez - 2018 Emerging River Professional Award Winner
Jose Fernandez – 2018 Emerging River Professional Award Winner

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 for any time in 2018 or 2019.

Yet, one country which is currently experiencing issues with their water supply is El Salvador, namely in rural villages such as Cabanas, and the municipality of Nejapa, as well as, poor neighborhoods in the capital of San Salvador.

Thus, with contaminated surface water supply, depleted groundwater reserves and the effects of climate change many are expected to be affected by a lack of potable water.

To read more about El Salvador’s water issues and some of the actions that are expected to take place you can read the National Geographic article by Heather Gies by clicking on the following link Once lush, El Salvador is dangerously close to running dry

 

A Closer Look at Turbulent Transport in Gravel Streambeds

A recent post by Sarah Stanley, published in the EOS Earth, Space and Science News magazine online, highlights a research article from the Water Resources Research Journal, which focuses on the influence of turbulence on the exchange of nutrients within gravel streambeds.

One can click on the link below to get further details on the research article by Roche et al.

 

Source: A Closer Look at Turbulent Transport in Gravel Streambeds