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Pearltrees visualization problem mac safari. Liquid Gold: The Economics of Water Trading Markets. Rivers are Largest Source Of Mercury in Arctic Ocean, Study Says. Water Security Maps. (Updated 28 November 2012) Here we shall present maps (list, details and sample of maps below) related to global water security that are useful for both analysis and delivery of products.

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As new maps are created and found, they will be added to the corresponding Pearltree #Watermaps. The Pearltree can be accessed, as for the energy security bibliography, by clicking on the Pearl on the right hand side of this paragraph, or in the embedded application below. You are welcome to share your findings by joining the team on Pearltree. Maps are both necessary tools for analysis and crucial delivery visuals for our foresight and warning products. They constitute a category of delivery form, which can, furthermore, be combined with other categories to suit at best our needs. Active Fire Mapping Program. Climate change hits globe's water cycle. LIVERMORE, Calif., May 21 (UPI) -- The Earth's dry lands are getting drier and wet ones wetter as climate change shifts and accelerates the globe's water cycle, U.S. researchers say.

Climate change hits globe's water cycle

Changing patterns of salinity in the global ocean during the past 50 years show a clear fingerprint of climate change on the shift in worldwide rainfall and evaporation, they said. Scientists with the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory in California along with colleagues at Australia's Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization say the Earth's water cycle has strengthened by 4 percent 1950-2000. The cycle represents the ratio of rainfall rates with rates of evaporation. "These changes suggest that arid regions have become drier and high rainfall regions have become wetter in response to observed global warming," LLNL researcher Paul Durack said.

Changes in ocean salinity can be directly linked to climate change, researchers said. Now blue rating water standards for industry. The Union Ministry of Water Resources has asked the CII to frame guidelines for increasing water efficiency in Indian industries.

Now blue rating water standards for industry

The CII is likely to come up with the water standards by March next year News | Water Outlook to 2050: The OECD calls for early and strategic action. Water Outlook to 2050: The OECD calls for early and strategic action (pdf) By Dr.

Water Outlook to 2050: The OECD calls for early and strategic action

Xavier Leflaive, OECD Environment Directorate, Paris. Egypt revolution doesn’t affect Nile Basin countries' stance on new agreement. Egypt’s revolution would not change Tanzania’s stance on a water-sharing agreement that would strip Egypt of its historical Nile water share, a Tanzanian minister said, according to privately owned Al-Shorouk newspaper.

Egypt revolution doesn’t affect Nile Basin countries' stance on new agreement

Mahadhi Maalim, deputy minister of foreign affairs and international cooperation, said upstream countries desperately need to make use of their water resources and not antagonize other countries. In April 2010, Rwanda, Kenya, Tanzania, Ethiopia and Uganda signed the Entebbe framework agreement, which aimed to redistribute Nile water shares. Burundi joined the agreement in March 2011. Sudan and Egypt opposed the deal on the basis that it threatens their historical water share granted by a 1959 agreement made with Sudan under British occupation. OTHERS / STATES : Israeli water major in talks with W Bengal for infra projects. New Delhi, May 22: Israel's largest national water company, Mekorot, is in talks with the West Bengal Government for setting up water infrastructure projects.

OTHERS / STATES : Israeli water major in talks with W Bengal for infra projects

A top-level team of the State-owned Israeli company met senior officials in the West Bengal Government in Kolkata on Monday. Tens Of People Arrested In East & West Azarbaijan Protesting The Drying Up Of Lake Uromieh « persianbanoo. May 22, 2012 Under increased heavy security atmosphere in East and West Azarbaijan, tens of people were arrested by police and Intelligence Ministry in the last two days.

Tens Of People Arrested In East & West Azarbaijan Protesting The Drying Up Of Lake Uromieh « persianbanoo

Yesterday in Tabriz, during scattered demonstrations protesting drying up of Lake Uromieh, Esrafil Omidi a post graduate student at Shahid Beheshti university in Uromieh and activists Mostafa Avazpour and Ghader Norouzi were arrested. Also yesterday morning, former secretary of the Azerbaijani Association of Tabriz University, Afsaneh Toughi was arrested inside the university by Intelligence Ministry forces. Tweeting Robots Monitor Water Quality in California Rivers. UC Berkeley Campus Life/Video screen capture To keep an eye on the quality of the water in California, a team from the University of California, Berkeley has developed robots that don't just swim around, they tweet their findings.

Tweeting Robots Monitor Water Quality in California Rivers

The Floating Sensor Network is a new approach to measuring water quality, ditching fixed location sensors for mobile units that can monitor a variety of locations. 2012 - 4th Edition. The fourth edition of the World Water Development Report (WWDR4), ‘Managing Water under Uncertainty and Risk’ is a comprehensive review of the world's freshwater resources and seeks to demonstrate, among other messages, that water underpins all aspects of development, and that a coordinated approach to managing and allocating water is critical.

2012 - 4th Edition

The Report underlines that in order to meet multiple goals water needs to be an intrinsic element in decision-making across the whole development spectrum. L’Ifremer étudie les champs de nodules polymétalliques. L’Atalante, navire de la flotte Ifremer©Ifremer/Michel GOUILLOU Source IFREMER La campagne océanographique franco-allemande BIONOD [1] (contraction de BIOlogie et NODules) a débuté le 27 mars à bord du navire L’Atalante de l’Ifremer.

L’Ifremer étudie les champs de nodules polymétalliques

Elle se poursuivra pendant un mois et demi, jusqu’au 10 mai prochain, dans le Pacifique nord-est, dans la zone de Clarion-Clipperton, entre l’archipel d’Hawaï et la côte ouest du Mexique. La campagne BIONOD répond aux engagements de la France vis-à-vis de l’Autorité internationale des fonds marins [2] qui lui a attribué un secteur de 75 000 km2 pour l’exploration des nodules polymétalliques [3]. La campagne vise à décrire, à comprendre et à comparer la distribution des espèces dans les zones avec et sans nodules. California's Deadlocked Delta: Is Carbon Farming the Future? This is the third story in our three-part series on California's Delta. Tules on Twitchell Island in the Delta. (Photo: Josh Cassidy/KQED) With thousands of acres of rich farmland, the Delta has a long agricultural legacy. But farming there can be a risky business.

Venezuela: Floods (as of 14 May 2012) - Location Map. Methane Emissions from the Arctic Ocean. A Tour of Drought as it Unfolds Across the U.S. Last year at this time, all eyes were on Texas, where drought conditions were intensifying into what became that state’s worst single year drought on record, causing nearly $8 billion in economic losses. Recently, though, Texas has gone from famine to feast in the precipitation department, and drought concerns for the upcoming summer are focused farther to the west, as drought tightens its grip across a broad swath of the interior West and Southwest In addition to the West, drought conditions are also prevalent in the Southeast, Mid-Atlantic, and parts of the Northeast as well, along with a small pocket in the Upper Midwest.

In all, 56 percent of the Lower 48 states were experiencing drought conditions as of May 8, almost twice the area compared to last year at this time, according to data from the U.S. Drought Monitor. U.S. Take a look at the streamflow forecast for the West this summer compared to last year at this time. Western streamflow outlook for spring/summer 2012. Drought Hits Spain's Wheat Crop. Georgian agency denies having misinformed about flood - Democracy & Freedom Watch.

A report went out from Georgia's Agency for Emergency Situations that a river had broken out of its banks inside a city with more than a million inhabitants. Later the agency denied having said it. (Photo: Mari Nikuradze.) TBILISI, DFWatch – As Georgia’s capital was drenched in rain water, and a stream flooded a district, killing five, reports went out from the national emergency agency that what caused the disaster was that the river Mtkvari had burst its banks.

Mtkvari is the largest river in the South Caucasus, carrying close to a hundred cubic meters of water per second. It would be a major natural disaster for it to break out of its banks in a city with more than a million inhabitants. Associated Press is among many reliable news agencies which reported that the Agency for Emergency Situations in Georgia explained the five deaths with the river having spilled over its banks. Unsustainable water. South American drought fuels fears of food price shocks, as soya bean harvests suffer The viability of water supplies throughout key regions of China, India, Pakistan, South Africa and the US are under threat from unsustainable domestic, agricultural and industrial demands, according to a new study that maps water use down to 10km² worldwide. The growth economies of China and India, and the world’s largest economy USA are identified by risk analysis company Maplecroft, in its newly released Water Stress Index, as having vast geographical regions and sector areas where unsustainable water use is outstripping supply.

Maplecroft states that the situation so serious, it has the potential to limit economic growth by constraining business activities, as well as hampering agricultural outputs. Water stress has major implications for global supply chains, especially within the major growth economies.

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Water India. Aswan dam. Water maps. AQUASTAT - FAO's Information System on Water and Agriculture. AQUASTAT is FAO's global water information system, developed by the Land and Water Division. The main mandate of the programme is to collect, analyze and disseminate information on water resources, water uses, and agricultural water management, with an emphasis on countries in Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Caribbean. This allows interested users to find comprehensive and regularly updated information at global, regional, and national levels. New product! All AQUASTAT products can be found using the left navigation menu. Shortcuts to our most popular programme areas containing country-level information are presented below for ease of use: Selection of current initiatives (click to view): Website updates 13/02/2015 - New visualizations prepared by AQUASTAT show how irrigation areas are distributed globally and within countries. 15/12/2014 - A new "Did you know…?

" 26/11/2014 - Database queries by country and topic now one click away! Could there be 'Water Wars' in the Future? 48 hours to save our oceans. 290,302 have signed. Help us get to 500,000 Update: 19 September 2012 The summit fell short of delivering a compelling plan to save the oceans. But in a couple of week’s talks will resume. Source found for missing water in sea-level rise. The "Inconvenient Truth" Film About Water. Water Shortages May Leave Energy Producers Dying of Thirst. Despite Recent Rainy Weather, New York Faces Drought Condition. The dry winter and spring means New York City started May in Level 1 draught conditions. How politicians could end droughts FOREVER: But they don't want to. Analysis Last month in old London town and across England, formal water rationing came into force again for the second time in just six years - and the creeping rationing of water meters continued to spread.

13 die in Nepal flash flood. Lalprasad Sharma and Ishwori Neupane. Drought hits Angola's already struggling farms. Water security: a SF&W issue for national security? Global Water Security: a US Intelligence Community Assessment (pdf. Building upon the 2012 “Global Water Security” IC Assessment. The Water Sigils. Global Water Security: The Intelligence Community Assessment. The Coming Global Water Crisis - Stewart M. Patrick - International.