Unusual warming of waters in the central equatorial Pacific has prompted the US government to declare an El Nino event and predict a better-than-even chance that it will linger through the middle of the year.
The main meteorological agencies have declared 2014 to have been the hottest year globally on record.
The rising ocean temperature are reason to believe that the El Nino-like conditions may result in 2015 setting new highs.
This year was beginning to resemble 1988, a warm year that followed a big El Nino event.
And so 2015 could be another warmest year! Read More
Worldwide, urban areas have to deal with climate change. Consequences: to much water, drought and not enough drinking water. It’s time for climate change adaptation. More water and flora (making the city greener) will make the city more resilient during periods of extreme rainfall or drought. Read More
The Iowa Flood Information System (IFIS) platform gives civilians access community-based flood conditions, forecasts, visualizations, inundation maps and flood-related data, information, and applications.
The IFIS helps communities make better-informed decisions on the occurrence of floods, and alerts communities in advance to help minimize damage of floods. Read More
October 11, 2014 – The governor of the Brazilian state of Sao Paulo has asked for emergency clearance to siphon the remaining water out of the main reservoir serving Sao Paulo city, which has almost run dry. After nine months of unprecedented drought, 95% of the water has gone
The WorldBank supports Brazil with the Interaguas Project towards an integrated approach of water management. Still there is a Water Crisis going on.
The objective of the Federal Integrated Water Sector –Interaguas Project – is to supports the Government of Brazil to improve the coordination and strengthen the capacity among key federal institutions in the water sector toward an integrated approach. It started in 2011
Where did the US$ 107.33 million go to? We don’t see any progress!
Devastating effects by the 2013 Central European floods
A report from the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA) warns that losses from extreme floods in Europe could more than doubled by 2050, because of climate change and socio-economic development.
Sunset Boulevard reopened Monday, six days after a water main break created a massive sinkhole in Westwood and flooded parts of UCLA’s campus
Sean Anderson – Associate Professor, CSU Channel Islands – just returned to the states to find a raft of stories from the past few days/weeks about the challenges California isfacing. Some of these are drought-driven, but all are at least partly related to poor management of California’s water infrastructure and the general failure to make larger society-wide investments in their water management systems. Read More