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Bulletin nº Vol 64 (1) - 2015
Publish Date: 2 March 2015
Hydrological conditions in Australia are among the most variable on Earth. Its streamflow regime can go through prolonged periods of droughts such as the “Millennium drought” that occurred between 1997 and 2000 across most parts of eastern Australia. This variability has a profound impact on the management of water resources in Australia, and more specifically on the management of risks related to water supply for urban, irrigation and environmental needs.
Bulletin nº Vol 63 (1) - 2014
Publish Date: 1 March 2014
Based on the UNEP Global Environment Alert Service (GEAS) bulletin January 2014 Diversion of water sources has caused the Aral Sea in Central Asia to decline significantly over the past five decades.
Publish Date: 20 May 2016
Global temperature records were broken yet again in April for the 12th consecutive month, the longest such streak in the 137-year record of the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA ). Overall, 13 out of the 15 highest monthly temperature departures in the record have all occurred since February 2015. NOAA said the combined average temperature over global land and ocean surfaces for April 2016 was 1.10°C (1.98°F) above the 20th century average of 13.7°C (56.7°F) - the highest temperature departure for April since global records began in 1880. This value surpassed the...
Bulletin nº Vol 61 (1) - 2012
Publish Date: 1 July 2012
Sustainable development holds the promise for a better future for all. Information on weather, climate and water – important factors affecting all areas of human activity – is critical to decision-making for sustainable development.
Bulletin nº Vol 59 (1) - 2010
Publish Date: 1 January 2010
With this year’s World Meteorological Day, WMO celebrates “60 years of service for your safety and well-being”. This issue of the Bulletin joins the celebration, taking a look at the...
Publish Date: 27 May 2016
The World Meteorological Organization wants to strengthen working relationships and partnerships with the United Nations Environment Programme and intensify mutual support on issues such as monitoring of air quality and greenhouse gas concentrations, and climate change mitigation and adaptation. WMO Secretary-General Petteri Taalas discussed enhanced collaboration with incoming UNEP Executive Director Erik Stolheim during the UN Environment Assembly talking place in Nairobi, Kenya.
Bulletin nº Vol 58 (1) - 2009
Publish Date: 1 January 2009
The theme of World Meteorological Day this year is “Weather, climate and the air we breathe”. This issue of the Bulletin is conceived around the same theme, with articles on air quality and its manifestation in urban and surrounding regions, couplings with weather and climate change and the impact of pollutant deposition, including nitrogen, on the upper ocean. It opens with a message from the Secretary-General on the occasion of World Meteorological Day, as is customary in the January Bulletin.
Bulletin nº Vol 57 (4) - 2008
Publish Date: 1 October 2008
by Xu Tang Urbanization is growing rapidly worldwide. At present, 3.2 billion people live in cities, accounting for about 50 per cent of the total population. It is estimated that the number of people living in cities will increase to 5 billion in 2030, which will be about 61 per cent of the total population.
Bulletin nº Vol 57 (3) - 2008
Publish Date: 1 July 2008
Water managers and engineers sometimes make use of climate information and predictions at a range of temporal and spatial scales, and at other times use their own techniques to account for climate variability. In the longer term, the impacts of global warming will become of greater interest to water managers, as will improved short- and medium-term climate and hydrological predictions.