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  • G-WADI Co-sponsors African Water Resources Decision-Making Courses

    Monday, September 16, 2019
    G-WADI has recently co-organized two courses on Climate Risk-Informed Decision Analysis (CRIDA) for Southern and Eastern African water resources professionals. CRIDA provides bottom-up, stepwise planning guidance for water resources planners, managers, and engineers interested in incorporating resilience into planning and operational decisions. Authors of the CRIDA approach are from ICIWaRM, UNESCO’s International Hydrological Programme, the Alliance for Global Water Adaptation (AGWA) and Deltares (Delft, The Netherlands). ICIWaRM is the Global Technical Secretariat of G-WADI. The first of t... Read More
  • Chile Flood and Drought Monitor Created

    Monday, August 5, 2019
    Princeton University’s Latin America Flood and Drought Monitor, which UNESCO IHP and its G-WADI program, along with ICIWaRM, helped develop, has now been adapted for the first time to an individual country. The Chile Flood and Drought Monitor, developed by Princeton Climate Analytics, is a high-resolution and user-friendly platform that integrates local station information that provides historical, near-real time and forecast data. It uses satellite driven rainfall data to drive a vector-based river routing model. The user can display and animate 15 different variables and overlays over daily,... Read More
  • Thailand uses G-WADI Real-Time Precipitation Product Operationally

    Raw and corrected PERSIANN-CCS satellite rainfall in the previous 30 days
    Monday, July 8, 2019
    In the 12th International Precipitation Conference, held on June 19-21, 2019 in Irvine, California, science and applications of G-WADI-associated precipitation and climate products (i.e., the PERSIANN family of products developed at the University of California, Irvine's Center for Hydrometeorology and Remote Sensing) were described in 13 presentations. Results from several western states of the United States, the North Pacific Ocean, the Tibetan Plateau, the Lake Kyoga basin of Uganda, and various global studies were presented. Dr. Piyatida Ruangrassamee of Chulalongkorn University in Bangko... Read More
  • G-WADI Helps Organize and Present Fifth ICTP Workshop on Water Resources in Developing Countries

    Group photo
    Friday, June 7, 2019
    G-WADI affiliated scientists helped organize and lead the Fifth Workshop on Water Resources in Developing Countries: Hydroclimate Modeling and Analysis Tools, held from 27 May – 7 Jun 2019. The venue and primary organizer was the Abdus Salam International Centre for Theoretical Physics (ICTP), Trieste, Italy, The Workshop was “addressed to researchers from developing regions working on hydro-climate modelling with the aim to foster international research and educational projects on topics related to climate and hydrology, and [was] a contribution to the G-WADI programme within the framework o... Read More
  • G-WADI products featured at UNESCO’s Mobile Learning Week

    UNESCO Mobile Learning Week 2019
    Monday, March 18, 2019
    G-WADI’s iRain app was featured at a session devoted to “Science and Society” on 5 March, 2019 as part of Mobile Learning Week at UNESCO headquarters in Paris. The overall focus of the week was on Artificial Intelligence and Sustainable Development. As described by UNESCO, their “Natural Sciences Sector joined with the Social and Human Sciences Sector to examine the implications for society of modern applications (apps) that incorporate artificial intelligence to improve environmental monitoring. The 90-minute session asked whether apps designed for environmental monitoring were fostering citi... Read More

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