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Publish Date: 12 April 2022
Climate change made extreme rainfall heavier and more damaging during five back-to-back storms in January and February in Madagascar, Malawi and Mozambique, according to rapid attribution analysis by an international team of leading climate scientists. More than a million people were affected, with 230 reported deaths.
Bulletin nº Vol 70 (2) - 2021
Publish Date: 7 October 2021
Water impacts our daily lives directly or indirectly through its use for domestic and drinking purposes, agriculture, industry, hydropower, navigation, recreation, ecosystem management and much more.
Tropical cyclones, also called hurricanes, are the most prevalent weather extreme in the Caribbean, which is also influenced by heavy rainfall from convective storms, strong winds and ocean waves and...
By 2030, more than half of the world’s population is projected to be living under water stressed conditions and climate change is expected to further exacerbate these conditions and increase...
Water stress, water-related hazards and water quality pose increasing challenges to modern society. And yet, the capacity to monitor and manage this vital resource is fragmented and inadequate. Billions of people around the world also feel the impact of climate change through water.
Publish Date: 22 March 2022
Groundwater accounts for 99% of all liquid freshwater on Earth. However, this natural resource is often poorly understood and consequently undervalued, mismanaged and polluted. This year’s World Water Day on 22 March focusses on the vast potential of groundwater and the need to manage it sustainably by “making the invisible visible.”
Publish Date: 16 March 2022
Every year, there are on average 84 named tropical cyclones. Over the past 50 years, they have caused on average 43 deaths and US$ 78 million losses every day and have also been responsible for one third of both deaths and economic losses from weather-, climate- and water-related disasters, according to WMO statistics from 1970-2019.
Publish Date: 25 February 2022
The World Meteorological Organization WMO with its partners is preparing a project to establish hydrological monitoring and early warning system (EWS) for sustainable and fair water management and against water-related disaster risks like floods and drought in the Lake Chad basin. It seeks to improve water resource management for better climate resilience in the basin, which is severely affected by climate change.
Publish Date: 4 February 2022
More than two billion people face severe water shortages and a similar number have been affected by flooding over the past 20 years, with these challenges expected to rise in coming years due to climate change, growing populations and increased economic activity. Therefore, a global initiative led by the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) and coordinated by the UK Centre for Ecology & Hydrology (UKCEH) will enable communities across the world to better adapt to our changing water cycle.