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ALMERA Proficiency Test: Determination of Natural and Artificial Radionuclides in Soil and Water
  • ALMERA Proficiency Test: Determination of Natural and Artificial Radionuclides in Soil and Water
  • International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA). December 2013
  • This publication presents the results of the Analytical Laboratories for the Measurement of Environmental Radioactivity (ALMERA) proficiency test IAEA-TEL-2011-04 on the determination of natural and artificial radionuclides in water and soil. The methodologies, data evaluation approach, summary evaluation of each radionuclide and individual evaluation reports for each laboratory are also described.
  • Main themes: Emergency situations, Energy, Environment, Information and data, Monitoring, Water quality

Downstream Impacts of Water Pollution in the Upper Citarum River, West Java, Indonesia Economic Assessment of Interventions to Improve Water Quality
  • Downstream Impacts of Water Pollution in the Upper Citarum River, West Java, Indonesia Economic Assessment of Interventions to Improve Water Quality
  • World Bank Water and Sanitation Program (WSP). October 2013
  • The purpose of this study was to develop and pilot test a specific methodology for valuing a wider range of impacts related to water resource pollution in Indonesia. This report describes the origin of the pollution in the specific case study of the Citarum River, the effect on water quality, and the economic losses resulting from the deteriorating water quality. It also identifies feasible interventions for improving water quality and predicts the effect of these measures on water quality.
  • Geographical coverage (region): Asia
  • Main themes: Economic impact, Pollution, River Basin Management, Rivers, Sanitation, Water quality, Watersheds

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

Drought vulnerability in the Arab region: Drought in Syria, ten years of scarce water (2000-2010) case study
  • Drought vulnerability in the Arab region: Drought in Syria, ten years of scarce water (2000-2010) case study
  • Arab Center for the Studies of Arid Zones and Dry Lands (ACSAD), United Nations International Strategy for Disaster Reduction (UNISDR). 2011
  • This report addresses drought and focuses on Syria, considered one of the most economically affected countries by drought in the region. The case study provides information on historical droughts in the country between 2000-2010, including data on frequency, vulnerabilities and lessons learned with drought impacts.
  • Geographical coverage (region): Arab countries
  • Main themes: Agriculture, Desertification, Drought, Food security

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Published in 2015