October 25, 2018
In Part 4 of this blog series, I briefly discussed how to describe and categorise hazards and hazardous events, as wells how to amend the risk matrix using the analysis (described in the Guidance document and, during this blog ser...
October 25, 2018
In Part 3 of this blog series, I briefly discussed how to interpret the suggested datasets, and how to determine if climate conditions are ‘wetter’ or ‘drier’. Two questions remain to be answered, which include identifying...
October 10, 2018
Analysing the datasets In Part 2 of this blog series, I provided the criteria used to select datasets for analysis and incorporating into the Water Safety Planning. One of the difficulties experienced by water utilities when using...
September 19, 2018
Water resource challenges in the Philippines For many people in the Philippines, water through heavy rains has always been an abundant resource. More recently however that has changed. In my years living and working throughout the...
September 17, 2018
The UN reports that the world is currently not on track to meet Sustainable Development Goal 6 by 2030. What’s your assessment? The challenge with SDG 6 is that it is not a direct continuation of the Millennium Development Goals...
September 12, 2018
Datasets in the Flood and Drought Portal In my previous blog, I briefly introduced the Flood and Drought Portal (http://www.flooddroughtmonitor.com/), and indicated that the portal has tools that can be used individually or collec...
August 16, 2018
A week after about 179 people were killed in deadly floods in the western part of Japan in July, the country experienced the hottest days in 5 years. Across Europe, the summer heat continues, with parts at risk of drought conditio...
August 13, 2018
Water is at the heart of sustainable development and is critical for socio-economic development, energy and food production, healthy ecosystems and human survival. To provide an in-depth review of the global status of Sustainable ...
August 7, 2018
The Internet of Things (IoT) technologies like data analytics, cloud computing, augmented intelligence and blockchain give us new capabilities to analyse, automate, correct in real time, predict and minimise risks. They have the p...
July 18, 2018
Solving the planet’s water challenges has never been more urgent. The global population is growing exponentially, while rapid agricultural and industrial development continues apace. Migration to cities is increasing demand for ...