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  • 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
  • G-WADI Finds Success in Merging High-Resolution Satellite-Based Precipitation Fields and Point-Scale Rain Gauge Measurements

    Wednesday, November 1, 2017
    Satellite-based precipitation estimates (SPE) are becoming valuable sources of rainfall data for hydrologic and climatic studies, especially where ground-based gauge measurements are sparse. They are, however, subject to considerable uncertainty due to their indirect measurement techniques. Effective merging of SPE and ground-based gauge measurements may help to improve precipitation estimation in terms of both resolution and accuracy. In a recent case study in Chile, a framework for merging satellite and gauge data was developed to produce high-quality precipitation estimates. The model that... Read More
  • New Strategic Plan Developed for G-WADI

    Sunday, October 15, 2017
    UNESCO has just published a new strategic plan for G-WADI, titled G-WADI: The Way Forward. The publication is available at http://unesdoc.unesco.org/images/0025/002594/259497e.pdf . The lead author is Dr. Wouter Buytaert of Imperial College, London. This paper gives a condensed overview of the achievements of G-WADI including the developments of tools and platforms to assist water managers during hydrologic extremes, as well as capacity-building efforts undertaken to date. It also notes G-WADI’s strengths as a global network supporting the science-policy interface, and catalyzing high-level re... Read More
  • Arab G-WADI Network Meets to Discuss Priorities

    Friday, September 22, 2017
    The General Secretariat of the Arab Network for the Management of Water Resources in the Arid and Semi-Arid Regions of the Sultanate of Oman, in coordination and cooperation with the UNESCO Cairo Office, held the third general meeting of the Arab Network in Muscat, Sultanate of Oman from 17-19 September 2017. The meeting participants discussed the performance of the network since the last meeting, support for the Network, strengthening the links among the members, and cooperation and coordination with other international and regional networks. Network members also developed a list of prioritie... Read More

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