This article looks into the fact that as much as 50 percent of the water produced in some African nations is never accounted for and states some possible causes/solutions ... read more >>
The 2011 Queensland floods affected more than 75 per cent of the state. Australia’s flood analysis information and flood behaviour data was scarce prior to the disaster, particularly for the state of Queensland. Previous flood models techniques were not complex enough to adequately simulate flooding situations.
The development of a new computational engine for TUFLOW by BMT WBM has enabled si ... read more >>
A storm battering north-western Europe has killed at least 13 people - six of them in Germany. Record gusts of 191 km/h (119mph) were measured over the North Sea. ... read more >>
A wide range of phenomena, natural as well as man-made, in physical, chemical and biological hydrology exhibit characteristics similar to those of kinematic waves. The question we ask is: can these phenomena be described using the theory of kinematic waves? Since the range of phenomena is wide, another question we ask is: how prevalent are kinematic waves? If they are widely pervasive, does that ... read more >>
2 years on after the Fukushima disaster, workers have encountered another serious problem. The rate of water being used to cool down the reactors is exceeding the available storage capacity threatening a leak in the high strontium concentrated water which would contaminate the ground water of the region. ... read more >>
Rare kind of snowflakes cover Moscow
1) What is the story?
Graupel, a rare kind of precipitation, fell upon the city of Moscow. Graupel (or snow pellets) form when super-cooled droplets of water condense on a snowflake. Each snow pellet is about 2-5 mm and the snowflake acts as the nucleus. Graupel is more fragile and oval in shape than hail and normally breaks when touched. read more >>
The mix of floodwaters and drilling operations has also spurred environmental and health concerns that industry and government officials say they are closely monitoring, and that activists have seized on as another demonstration of the dangers posed by hydraulic-fracturing.
Pictures and videos that cropped up on anti-fracking sites and in local news outlets in recent days show inundated oil pads ... read more >>
Two powerful storms pummeled Mexico as they converged from the Pacific and the Gulf on Monday, killing at least 41 people and forcing the evacuation of tens of thousands amid some of the worst flooding in decades. Tropical Depression Ingrid battered Mexico's northern Gulf coast, while the remnants of Tropical Storm Manuel lashed the Pacific coast, inundating the popular beach resort of Acapulco, ... read more >>
Disaster management for urban areas is a growing priority owing to factors such as the relentless migration to cities,unplanned development, changing climate, and increasing operational and maintenance costs. New information and communication technologies oﬀer improved opportunities to address these factors. This paper presents and describes the digital city concept as a means of capturing, analy ... read more >>