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Are potential increases in groundwater recharge from changing rainfall distributions offset by increased ET? Can we define sustainable groundwater abstraction under non-stationary hydrological conditions?

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Addressing key questions

Are potential increases in groundwater recharge from changing rainfall distributions offset by increased ET?

Can we define sustainable groundwater abstraction under non-stationary hydrological conditions?

What are the key constraints to the representation of groundwater flow and storage in climate models?

What aspects of groundwater flow and storage are most important to hydrological simulations and where?

On the basis of currently available information, what methodologies can be used to improve the next generation of climate models?

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Addressing key questions

UNESCO addressing hydrological extremes: knowledge base and capacity for prediction, adaptation and mitigation

IFI: International Flood Initiative

International Centre for Water Hazard and Risk Management (ICHARM) (Tsukuba, Japan)

IIASA


Addressing key questions

Topics

Initial Partners and Lead

Research

Education and Training

Information Networking

Empowering Communities

Technical Assistance

Flood Risk Management

Multi - hazard analysis

IAHS ICAHRM UNESCO WMO

IAHS UNESCO FRIEND

WMO, IAHS UNESCO FRIEND

WMO, IAHS UNESCO FRIEND

WMO, IAHS

Data for risk assessment

IAHR, IAHS UNESCO FRIEND ICHARM

IAHR, IAHS, UNESCO FRIEND ICHARM

IAHR, IAHS, UNESCO FRIEND ICHARM, ISDR

IAHR, ISDR, IAHS UNESCO

Hydrologic, hydraulic and economic modeling

IAHR, IAHS ICHARM UNESCO

IAHR, WMO IAHS, ICHARM UNESCO

IAHR , WMO IAHS, ICHARM UNESCO

IAHR, WMO, IAHS UNESCO

Flood hazard mapping

IAHS ICHARM

IAHS, ICHARM

WMO, IAHS ICHARM

WMO

WMO, IAHS

Structural and non-structural measures

IAHR, IIHP ICHARM

IAHR, IHP, WMO ICHARM

IAHR, ICHARM

IAHR, WMO

Governance and participation

People networking

ISDR

ISDR, UNU

Institutional reform

ISDR

ISDR, WMO

WMO

Developing stakeholder processes

ISDR

ISDR

Implementation


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Flood activities of FRIEND regional groups

Flood forecasting hydrological processes linked with heavy rains

Techniques for extreme rain fall and flood runoff estimate

Methodologies for reliable inundation mapping" through flood risk maps and vulnerability maps.

Stochastic modelling of heavy precipitation for runoff forecasting

Enhanced understanding forecasting and management of flash floods in urban areas

Tools for warning and forecasting in ungauged basins


Addressing key questions

UNESCO-IHE Activities on Flood Risk Management

  • Flood resilience

  • Floating buildings

  • Re-designing urban areas

  • Innovative integrated urban water management

  • Improving Flood Warning

  • Developing flexible, appropriate software tools for real-time flood prediction

  • Examining the effect of climate variability/change

  • Innovative ICT: Using SMS messaging for flood warning by location


Assessment of flood forecasting and warning system for humid tropic regions

Assessment of Flood Forecasting and Warning System for Humid Tropic Regions

Partners:UNESCO-IHP Jakarta office and ICHARM and HTC

Established in Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Thailand and Vietnam


Management of water related disasters in changing climate ifi book series

“Management of Water Related Disasters in Changing Climate”IFI Book Series

  • Extreme precipitation and climate change (by R. Teegavarapu)

  • Hydrologic modeling of floods (by P. Mujumdar)

  • Hydraulic modeling of floods (by G. Di Baldassarre)

  • Flood risk management (by S. Simonovic)


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Sedimentation problems are matter of global concern

  • the annual erosion of surface soil from global river basins amounts to 60 billion tons

  • 5 to 7 million ha of farmland are annually ruined

  • about 1% of the precious storage capacity of the world's reservoirs is annually lost to deposition

  • Economic Loss over USD 6 billion/year


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International Sediment

Initiative (ISI)

Objectives:

  • promote the elaboration and monitoring of sediment data

  • develop appropriate methods and procedures in sediment management

Recent Activities:

  • Global evaluation of sediment transport

  • Case studies for river basins, review of erosion and sediment related research

  • Global erosion and sediment information system (UNESCO IRTCES center, Peking)

  • Networking, education and training


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Are the sediment loads of the world’s rivers currently changing in response to these components of global change?


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