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
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
Thursday, February 21, 2019
Users of G-WADI linked PERSIANN precipitation data and information downloaded almost 19 terabytes of data in 2018. This continued a five-year trend of annual doubling of data downloaded that began in 2013.
The data products and systems were designed by, and are served by, the University of California, Irvine's Center for Hydrometeorology and Remote Sensing. The majority of the data downloaded was from the real-time precipitation product PERSIANN-CCS. The “climate data record" product, PERSIANN-CDR and the original PERSIANN product constituted most of the rest of the data downloads. In additio... Read More
Saturday, January 19, 2019
On 12-19 Jan 2019, in Pietermaritzburg, South Africa, a week-long training course on "Applying Satellite Remote Sensing for Water Resources Management in Africa” was held. Hosted by the University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN), the course was organized under the auspices of UNESCO’s programme on Enhancing Climate Services for Improved Water Management, or CliMWaR. The ~40 participants came from Angola, Botswana, Egypt, eSwatini (Swaziland), Ethiopia, Lesotho, Malawi, Mauritius, Namibia, Nigeria, Rwanda, South Africa, Sudan, Tanzania, Zambia and Zimbabwe.
The training course was created to help Afric... Read More
Wednesday, January 2, 2019
The 8th Asian G-WADI and 2nd International Drought Initiative (IDI) expert group meetings were held in Khorasan Razavi Province (Holy City of Mashhad), Iran on 10-12 December 2018.
These events were hosted by Khorasan Razavi Regional Water Authority in close cooperation with the Regional Centre on Urban Water Management (RCUWM), under the auspices of UNESCO. The event received the support of UNESCO's International Hydrological Programme, UNESCO Field Offices in Tehran, Jakarta and New Delhi, the Ministry of Energy of I.R Iran, Iran Water Resources Management Company and the University of Ferdo... Read More