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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.
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 (2) - 2010
Publish Date: 1 November 2010
by Andrew Thow Climate services are a key to supporting Haiti’s effort to rebuild its country, after the devastating earthquake early this year.
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 (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.
Theme: Environmental challenges
Publish Date: 3 March 2015
Fast-growing urbanisation, environmental deterioration and climate change are making individuals, organisations and businesses more vulnerable to meteorological and environmental hazards. Modern life requires detailed knowledge about our immediate personal environment – the climate and weather as well as the air, water and soil quality – at work, home or play, may we be indoors or out.
Publish Date: 1 July 2007
The International Conference on Secure and Sustainable Living: Social and Economic Benefi ts of Weather, Climate and Water Services, organized by WMO, was held in Madrid, Spain, from 19 to 22 March 2007, under the gracious patronage of HM Queen Sofía.
Publish Date: 1 July 2007
The importance of meteorological and hydrological expertise and services has been increasingly recognized in recent years. This has been due in part to the mediatization of high-impact weather and climate events, such as droughts, floods, storms, heat waves or extreme variability of weather conditions.