Egypt insists Ethiopia's hydroelectric scheme amounts to a violation of its historic rights, a breach of the 1959 colonial-era agreement that allocated almost three-fourths of the Nile waters to Egypt, and an existential threat to a country largely devoid of alternative freshwater sources.
But what Egyptians regard as a nefarious plot by its historic adversary to control its water supply, Eth ... read more >>
Zayandeh-Rud River Basin is one of the most important basins in central Iran, which has been continually challenged by water stress during the past 60 years. Traditionally, a supply-oriented management scheme has been prescribed as a reliable solution to water shortage problems in the basin, resulting in a number of water transfer projects that have more than doubled the natural flow of the river ... read more >>
A New Flood Index for Use in Evaluation of Local Flood Severity: A Case Study of Small Ungauged Catchments in Korea1
The aim of this article is to develop a new index measuring the severity of ﬂoods in small ungauged
catchments for initial local ﬂood information by the regression analysis between the new ﬂooding index and rainfall patterns. Although a rapid local ﬂood caused by heavy storm in a short period of time is now one of common natural disasters worldwide, such a sudden and violent hydrologic even ... read more >>
We review state-of-the-art Monte Carlo (MC) techniques for computing ﬂuid coexistence properties (Gibbs simulations) and adsorption simulations in nanoporous materials such as zeolites and metal – organic frameworks. Conventional MC is discussed and compared to advanced techniques such as reactive MC, conﬁgurational-bias Monte Carlo and continuous fractional MC. The latter technique overcomes the ... read more >>
Jordanian Member of Parliament Khamis Ateya recently revealed that secret talks are being held between Jordan and Israel on exchanging water. According to the information that Ateya posted on his Facebook page, the mutual talks have reached a stage where it has been agreed that: "Israel gets the water of Al-Dissi Basin in Jordan in return for an unidentified amount of water from Tiberius." Ateya ... read more >>
Talks must start urgently on the world's "carbon budget" – the amount of greenhouse gas that can be poured into the atmosphere without triggering dangerous climate change – as without radical policies to cut emissions humanity will exceed the limit within 15 to 25 years, the world's leading climate economist has warned.
Lord Stern, the former World Bank chief economist and author of the landma ... read more >>
The fines against BP hang in the balance, and depend on the level of negligence that is determined and how much oil was spilled. ... read more >>
The South Florida Water Management District approved a 2014 budget of $622.2 million Tuesday, up nearly 10 percent from this year’s $567.4 budget. Despite the increase, tax rates decreased for the third straight year. The budget cuts the property tax in 2014 to 41.1 cents per $1,000 of taxable value, down from 42.89 cents this year. Although no members of the public spoke at the district’s budget ... read more >>
NOAA is awarding $27.2 million to sustain current critical ocean, coastal, and Great Lakes observing efforts and to support innovative marine sensor technologies, with a goal of helping us better understand our coastal and marine environment. The funding is provided through the U.S. Integrated Ocean Observing System (IOOS®), other federal agencies, and NOAA programs.
“IOOS brings federal and reg ... read more >>
The Kingdom of Saudi Arabian (KSA) has a
substantial water shortage problem where water demand
far exceeds water resources sustainable yields. This fact
has motivated the Ministry of Water and Electricity
(MOWE) to launch a massive water conservation awareness program to enhance water-using efﬁciency in the
country. The MOWE among other water awareness activities has introduced a four-stage ... read more >>