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Fifty years of hydro(geo)logical mapping activities under the auspices of UNESCO, CGWM, IAH and BGR
  • Fifty years of hydro(geo)logical mapping activities under the auspices of UNESCO, CGWM, IAH and BGR
  • UNESCO-International Hydrological Programme (IHP). June 2014
  • This publication describes small-scale hydrogeological mapping activities, which started in Europe fifty years ago and successively covered the whole globe. The report consists of three major parts, on (1) Hydrological Maps, General Issues and Surface Water Maps, on (2) Groundwater Maps, Tools and Results and (3) the World-wide Hydrogeological Mapping Assessment Programme WHYMAP. An Annex contains the list of relevant literature and of meetings and their participants, to the extent names could be still found in reports and files.
  • Geographical coverage (region): Global
  • Main themes: Groundwater, Hydrology, Risk management, Transboundary waters

Towards Practical Guidance for Sustainable Sediment Management using the Sava River Basin as a Showcase. Estimation of Sediment Balance for the Sava River
  • Towards Practical Guidance for Sustainable Sediment Management using the Sava River Basin as a Showcase. Estimation of Sediment Balance for the Sava River
  • DELTARES, European Sediment Network (SedNet), International Sava River Basin Commission, UNESCO-International Hydrological Programme (IHP). December 2013
  • The main objective of this project is to develop and validate a practical guidance on how to achieve a Sustainable Sediment Management (SSM) Plan on the river-basin scale, using the Sava River Basin as a showcase. A core expert group has been established to analyze the sediment balance for the main Sava River course, also considering the input from the main tributaries, and thus to form a basis for sustainable transboundary sediment and water management. After collecting existing data the core expert group analyzed and evaluated the existing sediment data in ...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Europe
  • Main themes: Floods, Monitoring, River Basin Management, Transboundary waters, Water management, Water planning

Using Isotopes for Design and Monitoring of Artificial Recharge Systems
  • Using Isotopes for Design and Monitoring of Artificial Recharge Systems
  • International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA). November 2013
  • This publication discusses several theoretical aspects important to the understanding, planning and monitoring of artificial recharge (AR) and aquifer storage and recovery (ASR) schemes and presents a selected number of examples illustrating the usefulness of isotopes and other tracers. The publication is expected to be of interest to hydrologists and water managers in areas where intensive exploitation of available water resources leads to shortages of water and where AR is being considered or is being implemented.
  • Geographical coverage (region): Global
  • Main themes: Aquifer recharge, Groundwater, Isotopes, Monitoring, Water quality

The Global Climate 2001-2010. A decade of climate extremes. Summary report

The Global Climate 2001-2010. A decade of climate extremes
  • The Global Climate 2001-2010. A decade of climate extremes
  • World Meteorological Organization (WMO). July 2013
  • This publication covers the first decade of the 21st century and aims at providing a decadal perspective of climate variability and change and its observed impacts on different sectors. The report is structured into in 6 chapters. The first chapter focuses on surface temperature at global, regional and national scales, including analysis of temperature anomalies and trends. Interdecadal and interregional comparative analysis was performed and depicted using maps, charts and tables. The second chapter deals with precipitation. Chapter 3 describes the main atmo...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Global
  • Main themes: Climate change, Disasters, Drought, Floods, Vulnerability

Isotope methods for dating old groundwater
  • Isotope methods for dating old groundwater
  • International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA). April 2013
  • This book's 14 chapters explain what is currently understood about the use and application of radionuclides and related geochemical tracers and tools to assess groundwater age and movement over time spans beyond a few thousand years. It aims to provide the reader with a comprehensive understanding of why groundwater age is an important parameter for characterizing aquifer hydrogeology, how to estimate groundwater ages using different isotopes and how best to use age data for the analysis of groundwater flow.
  • Geographical coverage (region): Global
  • Main themes: Groundwater, Hydrology, Isotopes, Water cycle

Technical Report of the Project: Climate Change and Human Impacts on the Sustainability of Groundwater Resources: Quantity and Quality Issues, Mitigation and Adaptation Strategies in the Toledo River Basin (Brazil)

Proceedings of the International Conference Arid and Semi-arid Development through Water Augmentation, 13 to 16 December 2010, Valparaíso, Chile

Rehabilitation of hydropower. An introduction to economic and technical issues
  • Rehabilitation of hydropower. An introduction to economic and technical issues
  • World Bank. June 2011
  • This paper analyses the market for rehabilitation of hydropower for two regions (i) Continental Africa (including Madagascar) and (ii) Central America including Mexico. The paper also offers an introduction to the technical components that might be rehabilitated in a typical hydropower plant and analyses the economic gains of each. These factors have then been applied to the universe of hydropower plants identified to estimate the economic benefits of rehabilitating these hydropower plants for two scenarios (i) Life extension, or (ii) Upgrade. Finally, an ana...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Africa, Global, Latin America and the Caribbean
  • Main themes: Dams, Energy, Financing, Hydrology, Infrastructure, Water governance

Importance of biodiversity and ecosystems in economic growth and equity in Latin America and the Caribbean: an economic valuation of ecosystems. Latin America and the Caribbean: A Biodiversity Superpower. Executive Summary

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