This is important in that our society is finally moving into the mindset that we need to conserve water.
As well, in class we constantly talk about water conservation and now we see that the ruling member of government is finally agreeing. ... read more >>
1. What is the story?
The high consumption of water by the people in their houses and the farmers in their farms is the main reason of this water shortage.
2. Why is it important? Water shortage
UAE government is facing a water shortage problem. UAE is located in the desert, it has a very small amount of underground water, little rain and no rivers. B ... read more >>
A huge water source has been discovered in the arid Turkana region of northern Kenya, which could supply the country for 70 years, the government says.
The discovery of two aquifers brings hope to the drought-hit region, tweeted Environment Minister Judi Wakhungu.
They were found in the Turkana Basin and Lotikipi Basin using satellites and radar.
Last year, scientists released a map detailing ... read more >>
Very simple, nice demonstration about the "anatomy" of an aquifer.
a natural phenomenon virtually unseen from
the land surface, provides potable water for nearly 140 million
Americans. Sometimes misconceived as boat-worthy underground
lakes or rivers, groundwater is found primarily in connected pore
spaces, fractures, and cavities in subsurface geologic formations.
Groundwater is considere ... read more >>
In research meant to highlight how the destruction of the Amazon rainforest could affect climate elsewhere, Princeton University-led researchers report that the total deforestation of the Amazon may significantly reduce rain and snowfall in the western United States, resulting in water and food shortages, and a greater risk of forest fires.
The researchers report in the Journal of Climate that a ... read more >>
The most important news for this week was the Haiyan Typhoon in Philippines. Its now considered to be one of the world’s worst typhoons killing almost 2500 people, damaging 23000 houses and affecting another 9.3 Million in several affected provinces across Philippines. ... read more >>
Cold snaps like the one that’s bringing snow to the northern Great Plains and Midwest may lower temperatures in the the eastern U.S. for the next 10 days, said Matt Rogers, president of Commodity Weather Group LLC.
Temperatures are expected to remain seasonal to about 3 degrees Fahrenheit below normal across most of the U.S. for the rest of this week, then jump to at least 5 degrees above normal ... read more >>
While the monitor still shows dry areas across the state, the soil moisture profile is well on its way to being full again. Del Ficke raises cattle just west of Lincoln, Neb. After months of no rain, pastures were desperate for a drink, and finally this summer, that moisture came. ... read more >>
Glaciers in Pakistan are continuously melting because of rising temperature, and by the year 2035, the country will no longer have water reserves in the shape of glaciers. “Pakistan is contributing roughly 0.34 per cent of green house gases which are responsible for global warming. However, it is the eight most vulnerable country facing climate changes,” ... read more >>
A framework is provided for scaling and scale issues in hydrology. The first section gives some basic definitions. This is important as researchers do not seem to have agreed on the meaning of concepts such as scale or upscaling. ‘Process scale’, ‘observation scale’ and ‘modelling (working) scale’ require different definitions. The second section discusses heterogeneity and variability in catchme ... read more >>