Drought

Ensemble projections of future streamflow droughts in Europe

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Abstract. There is growing concern in Europe about the possible rise in the severity and frequency of extreme drought events as a manifestation of climate change. In order to plan suitable adaptation strategies it is important for decision makers to know how drought conditions will develop at regional scales. This paper therefore addresses the issue of future developments in streamflow drought characteristics across Europe. ... Read more about Ensemble projections of future streamflow droughts in Europe

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Stressed Aquifers Around the Globe

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SOPHIA LI
Groundwater depletion
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August 13, 2012

 

 

Groundwater depletion is particularly severe in places including California’s Central Valley, the Upper Ganges in India and Pakistan, Iran and Saudi Arabia, researchers report.

 

 

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Animated map: U.S. drought in 2012

Animated map: U.S. drought in 2012
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Drought conditions have been at record levels in the contiguous United States for much of July, according to the National Drought Mitigation Center, which began monitoring drought conditions in 1999. The animated map below shows the spread of drought conditions since January 2012. ... Read more about Animated map: U.S. drought in 2012

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World Risk Index

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http://www.ehs.unu.edu/article/read/worldriskreport-2011

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World Risk Index

The actual risk for a country to suffer in a long term from a natural disaster depends on the actual exposure but also on the vulnerability of a society (how can they cope and adapt to the event). Central America as well as big parts of Africa and Asia are at high risk to suffer for a long term from natural disasters. ... Read more about World Risk Index

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The world’s costliest natural disasters in terms of economi losses since 1965

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http://www.poormojo.org/pmjadaily/archives/034402.php

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The world’s costliest natural disasters in terms of economi losses since 1965

Earthquake and Tsunami in Japan 2011 on the first place with a total damage of about 230 billion dollars. Equal cost damage of natural disaster have different impacts on economies depending on their economic power (GDP)! ... Read more about The world’s costliest natural disasters in terms of economi losses since 1965

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Impacts of Natural Disasters since the 1992 Rio de Janeiro Earth Summit

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http://www.circleofblue.org/waternews/2012/world/countdown-to-rio/

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Impacts of Natural Disasters since the 1992 Rio de Janeiro Earth Summit

Over the 20 last years about 2/3 of the world population were exposed to natural disaster. Most of them are affected by floods and droughts. 1.3 million have been killed, whereas far most of them by earthquakes. ... Read more about Impacts of Natural Disasters since the 1992 Rio de Janeiro Earth Summit

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The largest Natural Catastrophes from 1970-2011 world wide

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https://www.allianz.com/en/press/news/studies/news_2011-03-23.html

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The largest Natural Catastrophes from 1970-2011 world wide

Most of the shown natural disaster happened on islands, near the sea and at tectonic borders.  Overall loss ranges from 8 - 125 billion USD. Damage partly insured. Earthquakes, Tsunamis and Hurricane have the biggest potential to destroy facilities. ... Read more about The largest Natural Catastrophes from 1970-2011 world wide

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