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Newsletter

No. 02 – December 2020

Our ICWRGC newsletter regularly informs on news in the field of hydrology dealing with research, data, networks, education and training as well as events at a national and international level.
03 December 2020

What ecologists should know before using land-use/cover change projections for biodiversity and ecosystem service assessments

Water is not only rain, rivers and lakes. Water is fundamentally related to the landscape, food production, biodiversity and ecosystem services. Dr. Marianela Fader from ICWRGC collaborated with French researchers to give ecologists guidance on using land-use and land-cover change scenarios to generate biodiversity and ecosystem services scenarios. ...
01 Gecember 2020

Climate and Environmental Change in the Mediterranean Basin – Current Situation and Risks for the Future

On 17 November 2020, the First Mediterranean Assessment Report from the “Mediterranean Experts on Climate and Environmental Change” was posted online. ...
26 November 2020

Story Map on GEMS/Water

A new interactive Story Map on GEMS/Water has been recently published. The Story Map presents the objectives, elements and current activities of the Programme supported by interactive maps and videos. ...
25 November 2020

Studies about green water in Brazil and biodiversity scenarios

Dr. Fader from ICWRGC collaborated with French researchers to giveecologists guidance on using land-use and land-cover change scenarios to generate biodiversity and ecosystem services scenarios. In a further study, Dr. Fader collaborated with another group of authors to demonstrate that multiple-cropping and cropland expansion in Brazil do not only affect agricultural yields but also water productivity. ...
23 November 2020

New scientific associate in the CO-MICC project team

In October, Denise Cáceres joined ICWRGC as a member of the CO-MICC project team. ...
12 November 2020

Start of URSACHEN project sampling campaigns

The team members of the URSACHEN project, a collaborative project between the German Federal Institute of Hydrology and International Centre for Water Resources and Global Change, have conducted their first sampling campaign. URSACHEN investigates the uncertainties in river load estimations caused by the spatial and temporal variability of suspended solid concentrations and their chemical composition. ...
04 November 2020

Lecture on groundwater recharge in the climate change context at IWRA Conference

Billions of people depend on the availability of groundwater for their daily drinking water supply. In view of climate change and the correlating droughts and floods, this necessity will be further aggravated. Groundwater recharge, i.e. the amount of water infiltrating through the soil into the groundwater, is a central indicator for groundwater availability. ...
22 October 2020

GTN-H status report on monitoring and data exchange concerning global terrestrial water cycle and water resources published

The most recent report of the Global Terrestrial Network’s Panel for Hydrology has been published as a GCOS publication.
Data and information provided by the GTN-H global data centres continue to be essential sources of information for the UN, regional and national programmes, and projects in support of development and science. ...
22 October 2020

14th International German Summer School on Hydrology (IGSH 2020) – Groundwater and Energy

As in previous years, the “International German Summer School on Hydrology (IGSH)” was held at Ruhr-Universität Bochum (RUB) from 09–22 September 2020. This year’s focus was on “groundwater and energy”. ...
14 October 2020

5 international UNESCO-Category-2-Water-Centres to hold joint session during Cairo Water Week, 18 – 22 October 2020

As a prelude to a long-term cooperation, the five international UNESCO Category-2 Centres SIWI, ICHARM, ICIWaRM, IHE Delft and ICWRGC, will hold a joint session on “Transboundary Cooperation for Improved Data Sharing, Flood and Drought Mitigation, and River Basin Management” on the occasion of this year’s Cairo Water Week, taking place as a Web Conference. ...
30 September 2020

Paving the Way for WMO’s Future Hydrology Strategy

Jan Danhelka, Deputy Director and Head of the Division of Hydrology of the Czech Hydrometeorological Institute as well as Chairperson of WMO`s first Hydrological Assembly and Hydrological Coordination Panel (HCP), explains in his current video the latest draft of the WMO Vision and Strategy for Operational Hydrology and Action Plan to cope with future water challenges. ...
04 August 2020

ICWRGC and SASSCAL sign Memorandum of Understanding (MoU)

ICWRGC and SASSCAL (The Southern African Science Service Center on Climate Change and Adaptive Land Management) based in Windhoek, Namibia, signed a Memorandum of Understanding for cooperation on 23.07.2020. ...
28 July 2020

IHP Danube: Publication of New Monograph on Flood Regime of Rivers in Danube River Basin

The IHP Danube has recently published a Monograph of the Flood Regime of River Danube and its catchment. Below please find a brief summary of its content. ...
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