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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 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
This issue of the WMO Bulletin considers the theme “Weather services for everyone” and highlights various key aspects of public weather services (PWS). Gerald Fleming examines the concept of service...
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.
Publish Date: 9 June 2016
As the world’s climate changes, hazards to human health are increasing. Droughts, floods and cyclones affect the health of millions of people each year. There is also a close relationship between climate and diseases such as diarrhea, malaria, meningitis and respiratory ailments, which cause death and suffering for many millions more. Fortunately, scientific advances have increased the range and accuracy of climate services that can be effectively used to protect public health from extreme weather and climate. These are showcased in a new collection of case studies from the World...
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.
Bulletin nº Vol 56 (3) - 2007
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.