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Transboundary River Basins

Transboundary Water Management

About 60% of global freshwater flows cross national boundaries and almost 50% of the globe’s land surface are transboundary river basins. Growing population and water demand in combination with climate change pose a risk of resource depletion leading to competition and conflicts between riparian countries. Transboundary water management is therefore one of the mounting issues […]

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TASK – Early Detection of Droughts

After three years of research, the project TASK, funded by the German Federal Ministry for Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety, is now ready for operational use. Reservoir operators and all those who are in need of seasonal forecasts for foresighted water management can now apply TASK in order to detect drought situations as early […]

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Quarks: Drought and Dams

Quarks, the science show of the German WDR television channel, is showing two episodes dealing with drought and dams. The German dams for which SYDRO has been developing the operating rules for the past 20 years are also showcased. Dr. Hubert Lohr was active as an advisor for the WDR during the preparations for these […]

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Development Scenarios for Coordinated Operation of Cascade Dams in the Eastern Nile

The Inception Report Review Workshop for the study “Development Scenarios for Coordinated Operation of Cascade Dams in the Eastern Nile” took place on 16th and 17th January 2018 in Debrezeit/Bishoftu, Ethiopia. The workshop was organized by the Eastern Nile Technical Regional Office (ENTRO), one of the three Centers of the Nile Basin Initiative (NBI), in […]

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