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WORLD WATER DAY 2022 GROUNDWATER – MAKING THE INVISIBLE VISIBLE

WORLD WATER DAY 2022 GROUNDWATER – MAKING THE INVISIBLE VISIBLE

Today is the World Water Day 2022 focused on groundwater. Yesterday, was launched the UN World Water Development Report 2022 “Groundwater – making the invisible visible”  at the opening ceremony of the 9th World Water Forum in Dakar, Senegal. The World Water Day has been proposed at the United Nations Conference on Environment and Development in  Rio de Janeiro, 1992 and adopted by the Gener ...[Read More]

Featured catchment: Water Towers of Mesopotamia: Snow feeding the cultural heritage

Featured catchment: Water Towers of Mesopotamia: Snow feeding the cultural heritage

Importance and challenges of snow modelling in Turkey Snow and glaciers in the high mountains play a crucial role for 1.6 billion people living downstream of mountainous areas. Thus, understanding snow dynamics is crucial for downstream irrigation, hydropower, flood control etc. In eastern Anatolia, Turkey (the mean elevation is around 1140 m), much of the precipitation falls as snow and is retain ...[Read More]

Do you know about the 3MT competition? What a challenging experience for a PhD student!

Do you know about the 3MT competition? What a challenging experience for a PhD student!

Effective communication plays a vital role in our PhD life. We spend significant amount of time working on a desk or in a lab performing our research for many years. However, if we do not effectively communicate our results and ideas to other scientists and researchers, our research will be unacknowledged. Of course, we all learn how to give scientific talks, via PhD concept talks, final defenses ...[Read More]

Designing a video game – a new scientific experience

Designing a video game – a new scientific experience

  “We are in 2050. In 2020, a multi-disciplinary team of scientists and of actors from the Swiss mountains have launched the digital interface MOUNTAINCRAFT. The impact of the launching was immediate: collectivities, socio-economic actors, people living in the area adopted the tool and started implementing adaptation measures to cope with climate change (…). Ultimately, the tool spread across ...[Read More]