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  • UNESCO and Makerere University Bring G-WADI Precipitation Tools to East Africa

    Friday, August 10, 2018
    Professor Sorooshian assisting participants with downloading real-time precipitation data for their countires. Photo credit: ICIWaRM In arid East Africa, water is an increasingly scarce commodity. Governments in the region need better tools to manage this water, beginning with accurate estimates of rainfall in both real time and historically. The University of California, Irvine’s Center for Hydrometeorology & Remote Sensing (CHRS) has created satellite precipitation data and information systems that are useful for both purposes. G-WADI and its technical secretariat, ICIWaRM, have support... Read More
  • G-WADI Flood and Drought Products Discussed at Side Event on "Hydrology towards Sustainable Resilient Societies" at United Nations

    Friday, July 13, 2018
    As part of the UN High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development, UNESCO-IHP, World Meteorological Organization, the International Center for Integrated Water Resources Management (ICIWaRM) and the International Centre for Water Hazard and Risk Management (ICHARM) organized a side event on Hydrology towards Sustainable Resilient Societies. The event took place on July 10, 2018 at the United Nations headquarters in New York. The meeting was led by Blanca Jimenez and Anil Mishra of UNESCO IHP, and panelists and speakers included H.E. Mahmadamin Mahmadaminov Permanent Representative of Taj... Read More
  • 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 re... Read More
  • G-WADI Participates in UNESCO's Regional workshop on climate services for improved water resources management, Harare, Zimbabwe

    Friday, March 2, 2018
    The G-WADI Technical Secretariat  and IHP staff participated in the Regional workshop on climate services for improved water resources management in Harare, Zimbabwe, from 30 Jan - 1 Feb 2018. The workshop was attended by high level experts from SADC countries with support from UNESCO's Regional Office for Southern Africa, UNESCO's International Hydrological Programme (IHP), the Zambezi Watercourse Commission (ZAMCOM) and the Government of Flanders. G-WADI tools such as the African Flood and Drought Monitor were discussed for their potential applications to hydrologic extreme events in the reg... Read More
  • Asian G-WADI holds 7th meeting and workshop in Hyderabad, India

    Monday, January 15, 2018
    The Asian regional network of G-WADI held its 7th meeting and workshop at the National Geophysical Research Institute (NGRI), Hyderabad, India from Nov. 26-30, 2017. Panelists discussing strategic directions for Asian G-WADI. Photo Credit: NGRI. The major scientific topic of discussion at the workshop was an increased inclusion into G-WADI of research on semi-arid region groundwater systems. Use of airborne geophysical investigations to obtain a 3-D continuous picture of the subsurface, as well as the potential impacts of climate change, such as highly variable rainfall, increase in temperat... Read More

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