News in 2014

Training on Glacio-hydrological modelling using the SPHY model

The Hindu Kush-Himalayan region is highly dynamic as there are many socio-economic and environmental drivers at play, including climate change. The impacts of these changes challenge the resilience of natural and human capacities and environments in the region. Recent studies have shown that the Himalayan region and the downstream areas that depend on its water […]

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Final workshop for Business Case study of the Nairobi Water Fund

Next week a final workshop on the Business Case study of the Nairobi Water Fund will be held in Murang’a town in the Upper Tana basin, Kenya. The workshop will consist of two parts: the first day the business case will be presented to a wide range of stakeholders of the Water Fund, including its […]

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Mission to Central Asia to support the regional dialogue on Water and Energy Vulnerability to Climate Change

FutureWater will participate in a mission to the Central Asian region for the Regional Energy Sector Vulnerability study currently being carried out. These efforts should convey to decision-makers in the region the findings of the study and explain the benefits of implementing priority actions and adaptation measures. The goal is to assist the World Bank […]

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HI-AWARE: Science-Policy Dialogue, ICIMOD, Nepal

HI-AWARE is one of the four consortia of the Collaborative Adaptation Research Initiative in Africa and Asia (CARIAA). The International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD) is one of the members of the HI-AWARE Consortium. Other members of the HI-AWARE Consortium include the Bangladesh Centre for Advanced Studies (BCAS), the Energy and Resources Institute (TERI), […]

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Final WatPlaG seminars in Beira and Maputo, Mozambique

During the week of 15-19 September the WatPlaG consortium, consisting of ARA-Centro, FutureWater, Waterschap Hunze en Aa’s, UNESCO-IHE, and WE-Consult, held its final project seminars in Beira and Maputo. The WatPlaG project’s goal was to demonstrate the Netherlands Water Governance system to ARA-Centro (waterboard) in Mozambique. The actual activities of this project were to introduce, […]

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Drought situation in Spain creates interest in monitoring tool of FutureWater

This year, a severe drought is threatening eastern and southern Spain.The last months have been extremely dry, threatening harvests of the rainfed areas and potentially putting farmers out of business. Murcia, Valencia and Alicante are among the worst hit areas, where rainfall has been down to just 25% of average levels, according to Meteorological Agency […]

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The Third Eye: Flying Sensors to Support Farmers’ Decision Making

FutureWater is pleased to announce that we are one of the 39 finalists that were approved to conduct an innovative project for “Securing Water For Food: A Grand Challenge For Development”. The “Securing Water For Food” challenge was launched in 2013 at the World Water Week in Stockholm. This challenge is supported by the United […]

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Increasing precipitation and glacier melt keep Asia’s rivers flowing. Continued water supply from the Himalayas in the coming decades.

A study from FutureWater, Utrecht University and the International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD) suggests that despite retreating glaciers, the amount of water supplied by the Himalayan mountains will increase in the coming decades. Their findings were published in Nature Climate Change on 1 June. Glacier- and snowmelt contribute water to ten important river […]

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Participation in the first Joint River Symposium Rhine-Mekong

Representatives from the International Commission for the Hydrology of the Rhine basin (CHR), the International Commission for protection of the Rhine (ICPR) and the Mekong River Commission (MRC), government representatives, experts and scientists met on 8-9 May 2014 in Koblenz, Germany, at the 1st Rhine/Mekong Symposium under the theme “Climate Change and its Influence on […]

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FutureWater will balance the water accounts in the Segura River Basin, Spain

Recently, a new project has been awarded on water accounting in the Segura River Basin, Spain to a consortium that includes FutureWater. The ASSET (Accounting System for the Segura river and Transfer) project is funded by the European Commission under the Preparatory Action on development of prevention activities to halt desertification in Europe supported by […]

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FutureWater’s reserach on Climate Change highlighted

A study undertaken by a team of top-scientist led by FutureWater has been highlighted in “The Official Blog of the European Geosciences Union”. The study, undertaken on request of the World Bank, investigated the cost of adaptation to climate change and other changes in the Middle East and North Africa region. The blogged mentioned that […]

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