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Global water resources affected by human interventions and climate change

Posted By Waterlover in Hydrology

Humans alter the water cycle by constructing dams and through water withdrawals. Climate change is expected to additionally affect water supply and demand. Here, model analyses of climate change and direct human impacts on the terrestrial water cycle are presented. The results indicate that the impact of man-made reservoirs and water withdrawals on the long-term global terrestrial water balance is small. However, in some river basins, impacts of human interventions are significant. In parts of Asia and the United States, the effects of human interventions exceed the impacts expected for moderate levels of global warming. This study also identifies areas where irrigation water is currently scarce, and where increases in irrigation water scarcity are projected. -

California Water Plan (Update 2013)

Posted By britneyg in Planning and Management

Update 2013 California Water Plan is final.
Update 2013 is designed to work in tandem, and help implement, the Governor’s Water Action Plan. The online release includes the Highlights booklet which outlines California’s strategic water roadmap. -

Trillions of Gallons of Water Lost in the US through the Leaky Infrastructure (NPR)

Posted By britneyg in Planning and Management , Miscellaneous

The US aging pipes and water mains are springing expensive leaks, wasting more than 2 trillion gallons of drinking water nationally and 22 billion gallons in the Chicago area alone. -

Drought means less California rice, but good prices for rice that was grown

Posted By teddyRIO in Planning and Management

Nothing about this year's rice growing season has been business-as-usual. Some growers received no water. Prices look good for the rice that was grown! -

On the future of journal publications in hydrology

Posted By Sina in Hydrology

Editors from several journals in the field of hydrology met during the Assembly of the International Association of Hydrological Sciences in Gothenburg in July 2013 to share thoughts on the future of journal publishing in hydrology. The group of Editors reviewed the current status of the journals and the publication process, and discussed future strategies for responding to changes in the global publication arena in a proactive way. In the meeting, a number of possible actions was identified to help strengthen journal publications and research in hydrology as a whole. These are communicated in this Joint Editorial published in the journals Hydrological Sciences Journal, Hydrology and Earth System Sciences, Hydrology Research, Journal of Hydrology, and Water Resources Research. -