As experts meet online for the Future Directions of Subseasonal to Seasonal Predication over South Asia, researchers from the Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology and the International Water Management Institute discuss the potential of subseasonal weather forecasting – and the important role it can play to optimize agricultural production and help reduce farmer vulnerability to climate-related disasters.
A recent study is the first to comprehensively assess the global practice of data exchange in transboundary basins – identifying the strengths and weaknesses of current practice and helping to place data exchange at the center of transboundary water management.
As humanity looks to nature for answers to climate and development woes, wetlands are often heralded as a green panacea. What is needed is not uncritical adulation, but much greater scientific understanding.
Challenges to water resources and nutrition security require new approaches, and a recent online workshop brought together communities from the two closely intertwined sectors to discuss the key linkages and identify a sustainable way forward.
The Ramsar certified wetlands of Colombo – the complex system of lungs that helps the city ward off climate change stresses - are under grave threat, due to unmanaged growing problem of rubbish disposal.
How cloud technology is being used to innovate new globally applicable decision support tools to maintain food production and minimize large-scale food waste, while still maintaining social distancing practices.