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  • G-WADI Celebrates its Past and Plans its Future

    Monday, October 31, 2016
    The Global Network on Water and Development Information for Arid Lands (G-WADI) celebrated a decade of achievements with an international conference entitled “G-WADI: More than a decade enhancing water and sustainable development for arid regions”. The meeting took place on 25-27 October 2016 in Beijing, China. The meeting is described at https://en.unesco.org/news/g-wadi-enhancing-global-capacity-water-resources-management-over-decade. Read More
  • G-WADI, ICIWARM and NASA Collaborate on Remote Sensing Course in Foz do Iguacu, Brazil

    Sunday, July 31, 2016
    From 11-20 July 2016 in Foz do Iguacu, Brazil, a training course was held on “Application of Satellite Remote Sensing to Support Water Resources Management in Latin America and the Caribbean”. The course was organized locally by the International Hydroinformatics Center, a bi-national (Paraguay and Brazil) UNESCO category 2 center hosted by Itaipú Binacional. Approximately fifty individuals from Brazil, Argentina, Paraguay, Bolivia, Venezuela, Chile, Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Cuba, Mexico, Belize, Guatemala, Panama, Peru and the United States participated in the course. The purpose of the cou... Read More
  • G-WADI Training Workshop held in Khartoum

    Tuesday, March 15, 2016
    On February 17th – 18th, 2016 in Khartoum, Sudan, G-WADI held a Training Workshop on “Advances in Water Resources Management in Arid and Semi-Arid Areas: A G-WADI approach”. The workshop was organized by the Water Research Centre of the Faculty of Engineering, University of Khartoum, in collaboration with the Regional Centre on Capacity Development and Research on Water Harvesting (RCWH) and the Sudanese National Commission for UNESCO. About 56 water professionals and students attended the event. Credit: University of Khartoum The workshop included applications of the PERSIANN (Precipita... Read More
  • Namibia Uses IHP-supported G-WADI’s Precipitation Estimates in their Daily Flood Bulletin

    Monday, February 15, 2016
    All of Namibia’s perennial rivers are border rivers and have their origin outside of the country. In the northeast, the Kunene, Kavango and Kwando Rivers originate in Angola, and the Zambezi River in Zambia; while in the south, the Orange River originates in Lesotho. Water resources planning, and emergency preparedness for floods and droughts, requires information on upstream conditions of these rivers. As one important tool in such information gathering, the Namibia Hydrological Services of the Ministry of Agriculture, Water and Forestry uses precipitation estimates from the G-WADI PERSIANN-C... Read More
  • G-WADI experts train on the use of the PERSIANN Satellite Rainfall Product in Bangkok, Thailand

    Friday, November 6, 2015
    Experts from the Center for Hydrometeorology & Remote Sensing (CHRS), at the University of California Irvine, participated and instructed in a capacity building workshop in Bangkok, Thailand. Professor Kuolin Hsu and postdoctoral scholar Phu D. Nguyen trained participants on the use of the PERSIANN satellite precipitation product for rainfall monitoring applications. The ASEAN Network Technical Training Workshop was held on 1 and 2 October at Chulalongkorn University’s Faculty of Engineering in Bangkok brought academics, scientists, policy-makers and researchers for an information-sha... Read More

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