Saturday, February 15, 2020
UNESCO G-WADI and Princeton Climate Analytics have developed a new Flood and Drought Monitoring and Forecasting system for Mozambique & Zimbabwe with a 0.05° (∼5 km) resolution. The system is based on the continental African Flood and Drought Monitor (AFDM), which has been updated to a higher resolution near real-time system using a combination of existing datasets used in the operational AFDM and newly available datasets. The product is intended to provide advance warning of impending floods and droughts.
The hydrological model, which provides daily, freely accessible historic data and fo... Read More
Friday, January 10, 2020
CLIMATE RISK-INFORMED DECISION ANALYSIS FEATURED AT COP25
Anil Mishra of UNESCO IHP discussing the use of CRIDA at the 25th Conference of the Parties. Photo Credit: Henk Ovink.
Climate Risk-Informed Decision Analysis (CRIDA) and related risk-based water management approaches were featured at the various events at the 25th Conference of the Parties of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP25). The CRIDA methology was jointly developed by UNESCO-IHP and its G-WADI major initiative, the International Center for Integrated Water Resources Management (ICIWaRM), the Alliance for Glo... Read More
Monday, December 23, 2019
G-WADI collaborators Phu Nguyen and Hamed Ashouri, both of the University of California, Irvine's Center for Hydrometeorology and Remote Sensing, have been co-awarded the 2019 WCRP/GCOS International Data Prize "in recognition of innovation and excellence in the preparation and provision of climate data." Michel Rixen, Senior Scientific Officer of the World Climate Research Programme (WCRP), stated that the Prize Committee “was greatly impressed by their strong profile and the high quality of their contribution to the development of climate data sets.”
Dr. Ashouri developed and has extensively... Read More
Friday, November 29, 2019
On November 18 at UNESCO Headquarters in Paris, a digital interactive exhibition titled “Droughts in the Anthropocene” was kicked off as a side event to the fortieth session of the UNESCO General Conference. The exhibition was displayed from November 18-27. It will also be displayed at the 25th Conference of the Parties (COP 25) of the UNFCCC.
The exhibition uses case studies from around the world to showcase the social, environmental and cultural impacts of droughts and water scarcity. It also presents solutions created collaboratively by scientists and local communities, with the support of... Read More
Sunday, November 10, 2019
Under the auspices of UNESCO and the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa, selected national practitioners in Eastern Africa met in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia from 8th to 10th October 2019 to receive training on the application of state-of-the-art methods for drought monitoring and forecasting. Participants came from the Ministry of Water/Agricultural/Meteorological departments from IGAD and EAC Countries. The workshop was led by water experts and scientists from Princeton Climate Analytics (Princeton University (USA), UNESCO International Hydrology Programme (IHP) and others.
One of the f... Read More