Today is the World Water Day, held every year on 22 March since 1993 to celebrate water and to raise awareness of the lack of access to safe water for a large part of the world population. It is also the start of the UN 2023 WATER CONFERENCE (22-24 March), “a once-in-a-generation opportunity to unite the world around solving the water and sanitation crisis” (citation from World Water Day). I am th ...[Read More]
Inter-journal Special Issue “Drought, Society and Ecosystems”
Are you a scientist, researcher, student, practitioner, or stakeholder with an interest in the complex phenomenon of drought and its impacts on societies and ecosystems? If so, we have exciting news for you! The IAHS Panta Rhei scientific decade (2013-2023) working group “Drought in the Anthropocene” (DitA) is advertising an inter-journal special issue entitled “Drought, Society and Ecosystems” to ...[Read More]
From natural streams to urban consumption: Water distribution networks and their strong environmental footprint in a changing climate
Water distribution networks play a crucial role in ensuring access to clean and safe drinking water. However, they can also have significant environmental impacts, especially in the context of a changing climate. To minimize their environmental footprint, it’s important to adopt sustainable practices by implementing energy-efficient technologies. Freshwater availability: a worsening crisis ...[Read More]
Where should hydrology go?
In 1965, UNESCO launched the first International Hydrological Decade to promote hydrology as an independent scientific discipline. This initiative has since grown into a global movement boosting hydrological research around a changing theme: the International Association of Hydrological Sciences (IAHS) Scientific Decades. The last two decades have shown that community efforts can shape the field o ...[Read More]