Improving hydropower through long-range drought forecasts

Changing climatic conditions pose extra challenges for hydropower plant operators.
This allows reliable predictions of water scarcity over a period of up to three weeks.
Massimiliano Zappa of WSL, who heads the project, explains the advantage of such forecasts: "With climate change, dry spells will become more frequent and intensive, and will last longer."
This information is particularly useful for operators of reservoir power stations.
"But up to now, forecasts have generally not been made over such long periods because of the high complexity and enormous amounts of data," says Zappa.
Drought is easier to predict than precipitation, which can only be reliably forecasted up to five days at most.
Previously, Switzerland had no system capable of monitoring these local variables efficiently.
Making optimal use of available water Long-range forecasts of inflow and outflow in the catchment areas of hydropower stations can be combined with predictions of price developments on the energy market to optimise operation and profitability.
This is very important for the hydropower industry, which has come under pressure," says Frédéric Jordan, CEO of Hydrique Ingéniers, the industrial partner responsible for the economic calculations.
It is in society’s interest that hydropower plants be able to predict the availability of water and convert the stored water into electricity when market demand is high.

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The low production had a direct impact on the drilling and oil field services.
On a comparatively smaller scale, wastewater from a city of 10 million households contains enough nutrients to fertilize about 500,000 ha.
of farmland, which in turn, may produce 1.5 million metric ton of crops.
The growing necessity for wastewater management is expected to directly influence the growth of the rotary pump market during the forecast period.
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Ireland’s drought could be over: showers forecast for Wednesday

Irish Water warns new restrictions may still be needed unless usage drops The drought could be over, according to Met Éireann, which has forecast scattered showers across the country by the end of the week, after more than 20 days without significant rain.
Met Éireann says that cloud will thicken on Tuesday evening and that by Wednesday showers will spread across the northern half of the island, which will have top temperatures of 17 to 20 degrees in the coming days.
Over Munster and south Leinster top temperatures will reach 21 to 23 degrees.
Winds will be light northeasterly and moderate near coasts.
Top temperatures of 22 to 25 degrees, but slightly cooler in the north and northwest with highs of 18 to 21 degrees.
Temperatures will reach 18 to 23 degrees in light northerly or variable breezes.
Temperatures are forecast to reach 24 degrees on Saturday, which is likely to start mostly dry, with sunny spells or hazy sunshine; cloud will increase from the west, with scattered showers spreading eastwards later and overnight.
Winds will become light to moderate southwest to westerly.
Sunday will be somewhat cloudier, with outbreaks of showery rain in light to moderate southwesterly winds.
In Dublin the UV index will be high on Tuesday, so protection against direct sunshine should be worn.

How to handle drought conditions as more dry weather is forecast

Rainfall in most of the country is well below normal levels, according to Met Eireann, and Teagasc is advising farmers to manage drought conditions by holding rotation lengths.
Apart from the northwest, where rainfall was slightly above average, country rainfall figures remained well below normal with totals ranging from just 3 to 10mm, figures from Met Eireann show.
A lot of dry weather is set to develop everywhere from Wednesday out to the foreseeable future as high pressure builds.
Wednesday through to Friday will bring around average values and no more, with northerly breezes streaming down across Ireland (best values further south).
However, the trend is for warmer weather to set in as of the weekend with values climbing into the low 20s widely both Saturday and Sunday and possibly even higher into next week as it become locally very warm, that’s as southwest breezes take hold.
And, according to Teagasc, some farms are starting to experience drought conditions.
It says that grass growth rates have declined and advises farmers that it is essential to hold rotation length at 20 days e.g. if platform is 100 acres (40ha), graze 5 acres (2 ha) per day.
It also says to fill the feed gap with concentrates first (up to 6kg/cow/day) and silage thereafter and avoid running down farm cover by holding rotation length and entering the correct pre-grazing covers.

UK weather sparks DROUGHT fears as reservoirs dry up and three-month heatwave with 33C World Cup forecast

BackGrid Alamy However, the current high temperatures and unseasonal lack of rainfall has already started becoming a cause for concern in parts of the country, with parts of the Lake District already drying up.
The Weather Company predicted temperatures would soar to 33C from late June, making the summer the hottest since 2006.
There is double the usual probability of this summer having a higher temperature than 2013’s 15.17C – which would make 2018 the warmest summer since 2006 – the hottest summer for a century.
Britain is set to wilt due to high pressure, which brings hot and dry conditions, the Met Office said.
Last year saw grim school holidays spoil summer, summer 2014 was ruined by rain following ex-Hurricane Bertha, and 2012 had the wettest summer for 100 years.
Pacemaker Press Alamy Live News Alamy Live News The Met Office June-August forecast said: “For June-August, above-average temperatures are more likely than below-average temperatures.
“The probability the UK average temperature for June-August will fall into the warmest of our five categories is 40 percent.
“The June to August period only needs to be 1C above average for it to happen.” Leon Brown, head of meteorological operations at The Weather Channel, owned by The Weather Company, said: “33C is expected by early July as heat from high pressure over Britain builds.” Met Office forecaster Helen Roberts said: “There’s plenty of sunshine to come this week, with the South generally fine through the week, although the North-West will be changeable from Wednesday.
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2018 South America winter forecast: Dryness to raise drought concerns in Brazil; Rain to bring occasional flood threat from Colombia to Uruguay

Dry and mild conditions are in store for much of Brazil, as well as areas along the Pacific coast this winter.
Dryness to bring drought concerns to Brazil While winter is typically the driest time of the year for Brazil, much of the country will be drier than normal this season, including some of the country’s croplands.
The dryness will result in a growing drought concern, especially in some of the southeastern areas.
Mato Grosso is one of Brazil’s largest corn-producing states, and the worsening drought could cause this winter’s harvest to be up to 15 percent below normal, according to Reuters.
Meanwhile, far southern areas, including the state of Rio Grande do Sul, will have occasional rainy spells as fronts move in from the south.
Rainy spells to cause localized flooding from Colombia to Uruguay While much of the season will be dry across Brazil, spells of wet weather will dampen areas around around Colombia and Venezuela.
Early-season rain could impact the construction of Colombia’s Ituango dam, the country’s largest dam project.
“[This area] will experience frequent fronts and near- to above-normal rainfall,” Nicholls said.
Warm, dry weather to dominate across Chile, central Argentina A warm and dry pattern is set to unfold along the Pacific coast from Peru through much of Chile and into central Argentina.
“A steady parade of storms will lead to frequent [rainfall] across southern portions of Chile and Argentina,“ Nicholls said.

Worldwide Water Purifier Market: Depleting Ground Water and Rising Water Pollution Bolster Growth, Says TMR

Worldwide Water Purifier Market: Depleting Ground Water and Rising Water Pollution Bolster Growth, Says TMR.
Transparency Market Research (TMR) observes that global water purifier market is extremely fragmented.
During the forecast years of 2017 and 2025, the global market is likely to progress at a CAGR of 8.1%.
Out of all the technologies, the RO purifier technology is projected to lead the global market over the forecast years.
Scarcity of Clean Water Pushes Civic Bodies to Adopt Water Purifiers United Nations stated that there were over 3.5 billion people living in the urban areas across the globe.
Additionally, the need for water reuse and emerging trend of recycling in water intensive industries has also bolstered the growth of the global market.
Lack of Awareness about Consumption of Unsafe Water acts as an Impediment On the flip side, the global water purifier market faces some tough challenges.
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Industrial Water Treatment Equipment Market – Trends and Forecasts by Technavio

Industrial Water Treatment Equipment Market – Trends and Forecasts by Technavio.
LONDON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Technavio’s latest report on the global industrial water treatment equipment market provides an analysis of the most important trends expected to impact the market outlook from 2017-2021.
Advances in membrane technology to emerge as a key trend in the global industrial water treatment equipment market.
Tweet this Thanikachalam Chandrasekaran, a lead analyst from Technavio, specializing in research on water and waste managementsector, says, “Industry-specific demands and the growth in industrial development will drive the global industrial water treatment equipment market during the forecast period.
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The top three emerging trends driving the global industrial water treatment equipment market according to Technavio energy research analysts are: Increasing demand for clean water Plenty of water is available on the surface of the earth, and it has been estimated to be sufficient for future generations.
Advances in membrane technology Membrane technologies play a vital role in water and energy sustainability.
Increased need for water treatment in developing countries The increased need for safe water in developing countries is one of the main reasons for the rise in demand for water treatment equipment globally.
The increased need for water treatment in developing countries is one of the key trends expected to drive the growth of the market.
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Air & Water Pollution Control Equipment Market Key Players, Product and Production Information analysis and forecast to 2022

Air & Water Pollution Control Equipment Market Key Players, Product and Production Information analysis and forecast to 2022.
The report starts with a basic Air & Water Pollution Control Equipment market overview.
It also acts as a vital tool to industries active across the value chain and for new entrants by enabling them to take advantage of the opportunities and develop business strategies.
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Air & Water Pollution Control Equipment Market by Product Type: Air Pollution Control Equipment Water Pollution Control Equipment Major Applications of Air & Water Pollution Control Equipment Market: Chemical Industry
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New research points out that climate change will increase fire activity in Mediterranean Europe

New research points out that climate change will increase fire activity in Mediterranean Europe.
A recent study published in Scientific Reports, led by researchers of the University of Barcelona in collaboration with several other research institutions, shows that the direct effect of climate change in regulating fuel moisture (droughts leading to larger fires) is expected to be dominant, regarding the indirect effect of antecedent climate on fuel load and structure -that is, warmer/drier conditions that determine fuel availability.
For instance, the direct effect of climate change in regulating fuel moisture could be counterbalanced by the indirect effects on fuel structure.
In addition, the drought-fire relationship is stronger in northern regions," says Marco Turco, researcher at the Meteorological Hazard Analysis Group (GAMA) of UB, led by Professor M. del Carme Llasat.
Thus, in the forthcoming decades, and especially in northern Mediterranean regions, the direct effect of climate change is expected to be more dominant, regarding the indirect effect of the previous climate.
In the past few decades, the measured trend of the burned area in Mediterranean Europe has been generally negative, while drought conditions have been increasing.
However, keeping fire management actions at the current level might not be enough to balance a future increase in droughts.
Finally, the ability to model the link between drought and forest fires is crucial to identify key actions in adaptation strategies.
Also, according to the researchers, seasonal climate forecasts enable a more effective and dynamic adaptation to climate variability and change, offering an underexploited opportunity to reduce the fire impact of adverse climate conditions.
On the key role of droughts in the dynamics of summer fires in Mediterranean Europe.