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The Entire IPCC Report in 19 Illustrated Haiku

Posted By Waterlover in Miscellaneous

A work of art that doubles as powerful talking points and a visual guide.

Reports released by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) can be daunting, even for science and policy insiders. The full Physical Science Assessment, the first installment of the Fifth Assessment Report (pdf), released in manuscript form earlier this year, is over 2,000 pages long.

And even the Summar -

Climate Change Could be Worse than Anyone Thought  |  The Latest News  |  Climate Change: Impacts and Responses

Posted By rdavtalab in Miscellaneous

Expressed in the language of science, the paper does not generate a feeling of great alarm: “Equilibrium climate sensitivity refers to the ultimate change in global mean temperature in response to a change in external forcing.
“Despite decades of research attempting to narrow uncertainties, equilibrium climate sensitivity estimates from climate models still span roughly 1.5 to five degrees Celsi -

Streamflow Generation Processes

Posted By Sina in Hydrology

Streamflow Generation Processes: Selection, Introduction and Commentary by Keith J. Beven

In this first volume, the selection spans the period from 1933 to 1984, commencing with Hortonís early papers on infiltration in the hydrological cycle, and on maximum groundwater levels. With the aid of the commentaries, the papers provide a stimulating insight to developments (and disagreements), de -

Iran's biggest threat is a continuous waste of remaining water resources

Posted By misspersian in Planning and Management

Currently, Iran is facing several economic problems such as a high rate of inflation, unemployment as well as stagnation which officials used to link to foreign factors such as western imposed sanctions. However, there is another problem which has very little to do with outside forces. It is the threat of losing any remaining water resources.
The country ranks first in the world for wasting wate -

Watch 63 years of climate change in one horrifying GIF - Yahoo News

Posted By rdavtalab in Miscellaneous

Global warming is still the topic of much debate, but a short video posted recently by NASA is fairly convincing. The 15-second animation, which was posted by NASA last week and picked up on Tuesday by Co.Exist, shows a view of the entire globe with an overlay that details climate change. NASA scientists analyzed data collected over the past 63 years by 1,000 meteorological stations from around t -

Editorial: Sustainability Monitoring and Assessment: New Challenges Require New Thinking - WaterWired

Posted By aqua in Planning and Management

Kaveh Madani, one of the smartest people in the room when it comes to water resources, sustainability, and hydrosystems modeling, and Peder Hjorth (Lund University, Sweden) just published an editorial in ASCE Journal of Water Resources Planning and Management.

Sustainable development has become a popular concept in recent years. The threats of global climate change and a looming water crisis -

California Water Map (Thirst Edition)

Posted By aqua in Planning and Management

There’s only so many acre-feet of water jargon the public can absorb during a drought. Here’s a primer that avoids wading into cubic-feet-per-second, appropriative water rights, overdraft, conjunctive water use and the like. -

Exogenous regulatory institutions for sustainable common pool resource management: Application to groundwater

Posted By Kaveh in Planning and Management

his paper focuses on introducing and comparing various types of external regulatory institutions for management of common pool resources (CPRs), namely the quota-based management, resource status-based management, tax-based management, and bankruptcy management institutions. The performance of these regulatory institutions in a heterogeneous set of physical conditions is demonstrated using a styl -

The Conditions for Successful Collaboration over Water Policy: Substance versus Process

Posted By Kaveh in Planning and Management

Collaborative negotiation has been widely-used for developing water policy. Nevertheless, a serious lacuna remains in our understanding of the factors that determine whether the negotiators in this bargaining process will be able to reach agreement. This paper argues that this failure results because the literature has focused on the process that is followed in negotiations, to the virtual exclus -