Published News Hydrology

Water: Think Again | Kaveh Madani | TEDxKish

Posted By britneyg in Hydrology , Planning and Management , Miscellaneous

The future war could be about water. In this great TEDx talk, Kaveh Madani discusses the possibility of water wars in the future and our opportunities to prevent them. Based on his discussion, the fact that water is linked to many other resources and issues (food, dignity, energy, independence, etc) provides opportunities for trades and cooperation. He discusses how he uses game theory and gaming to study and analyze water conflicts and presents his personal experiences and surprises in Africa where he found that theory does not necessarily support reality. https://www.youtube.com -

Total Renewable Water Resources per capita by Country

Posted By Waterlover in Hydrology , Planning and Management

This map shows total renewable water resources per capita by country. Current world total renewable water resources: ~24,776 m³ (cu m)/inhabitant/year ( 24,776,000 liters for each person ) http://chartsbin.com -

Managing Texas' rural land key to conservation

Posted By AHamed in Hydrology , Planning and Management , Water Quality

Water conservation and agriculture experts say that stewardship of private rural lands is the key to the future of conserving water in Texas, where farms, ranches and forests make up 83 percent of the state's privately owned land. Good stewards, they say, make every drop of rain count, which benefits landowners and the state's water resources. http://twri.tamu.edu -

Characterising performance of environmental models

Posted By Sina in Hydrogeology , Hydrology

In order to use environmental models effectively for management and decision-making, it is vital to establish an appropriate level of confidence in their performance. This paper reviews techniques available across various fields for characterising the performance of environmental models with focus on numerical, graphical and qualitative methods. General classes of direct value comparison, coupling real and modelled values, preserving data patterns, indirect metrics based on parameter values, and data transformations are discussed. In practice environmental modelling requires the use and imple http://www.likbez.com -

Groundwater, the Hidden Resource

Posted By goopsgoops in Hydrology

Water is essential to human, plant, and animal survival. From huge cities to tiny villages, about 50% of the world’s population depends on groundwater every day.
So what’s the problem? Well, while groundwater is the most abundant source of fresh water on earth, it remains a hidden resource. We often know where to locate it, but what really keeps it “hidden” is the limited amount of data on its availability, quantity and quality. In other words: we often have insufficient real insight in the water below.
Now it’s time to uncover the mysteries behind the great resource of groundwater! http://vimeo.com -