Although some islands demonstrate more resiliency than previously thought, island communities may require significant flood-resistant infrastructure to maintain their way of life.
New research highlights differences in drought and flood hazards globally under 1.5°C versus 2°C temperature increases and estimates associated human and economic effects.
Water levels in Africa’s largest lake have risen over a meter since last fall and continue to increase as land use changes and heavy rains enhance the flow.
Changing climate and land use practices are bringing extended periods of high water to the lower Mississippi River. New management practices are needed to protect people, industry, and the land.
Accurately assessing flood hazards requires a better understanding of the feedbacks between natural and human influences on the characteristics of rivers.
Investigadores han encontrado nuevas conexiones entre las condiciones climáticas del fenómeno “La Niña” y la enfermedad más letal para los niños a nivel mundial.
Researchers have found new connections between La Niña climate conditions and the leading killer of children worldwide.
How a dam failure near a small town in Pennsylvania continues to cast a shadow over the region more than 100 years later.
Improved transdisciplinary approaches are needed to ensure that research on rising seas is useful for planning in coastal communities.
The 2021 Surface Water and Ocean Topography (SWOT) mission will measure water surface elevation, slopes, and inundations of rivers as narrow as 50 meters.