G-WADI Products Featured at GEWEX Meeting on Water Extreme Events

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

The G-WADI Program was featured in several talks at the 8TH GEWEX Open Science Conference: Extremes and Water on the Edge, May 6 - 11, 2018  in Canmore, Alberta, Canada.

A presentation by UNESCO IHP staff, titled "Climate-informed Decision Making under Deep Uncertainty," highlighted products developed by G-WADI and its partners, such as Latin American and Caribbean Drought Monitor, the African Flood and Drought Monitor, the PERSIANN family of products, the Latin American and Caribbean Drought Atlas, and their applications. It also highlighted the value of the network-of-networks that G-WADI represents globally. The presentation itself can be accessed at https://www.gewexevents.org/wp-content/uploads/website_Wed-P-PM_1755-GEWEX-CLIMATE-INFORMED-A.-Mishra.pdf .

A separate presentation titled "Evaluation and application of satellite-based precipitation measurements for hydro-climate studies over mountainous regions: case studies from the Tibetan Plateau," focused on four of the PERSIANN family of products, all of which were produced by the Center for Hydrometeorology and Remote Sensing at the University of California, Irvine. These included RainSphereiRainPERSIANN-CONNECT and the CHRS Data Portal. It illustrated case studies in which several of these products had been applied to water challenges in Asia. The presentation can be accessed at https://www.gewexevents.org/wp-content/uploads/website_S14_1545-Soroosh-GEWEX-conf.-Canada-May-2018-final_AA.pdf .