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We published a paper in Nature projecting that under a 1.5 degree warming, as agreed upon under the Paris Agreement, the glaciers in High Mountain Asia will have lost about 35% of their mass. Under more realistic climate scenarios the mass loss could add up to 65%, with dire consequences for people that depend on the melt water runoff of the Asian rivers.
A full-text access to a view-only version of our paper can be found with the following link!
Also see the News and Views about our paper by Graham Cogley
In a new study by Ted Veldkamp (VU Amsterdam), Yoshi Wada et al. that appeared in Nature Communications it is shown, by using a multi-model ensemble from ISI-MIP 2a (PCR-GLOBWB among these), that human interventions in the global water system may decrease water scarcity upstream while aggravating water scarcity downstream.
The link to the paper can be found here!
We are happy to announce that Inge de Graaf published a paper about our newly-developed global two-layer transient groundwater model. This version is coupled one-way with the global hydrology and water resources model PCR-GLOBWB. A newer version also has a two-way (at time-step) coupling with PCR-GLOBWB and will be reported on shortly. You can find the paper here!
Furthermore, Yoshihide Wada (vice-director Water at IIASA and senior research associate at UU) and colleagues published a new paper in Nature Geoscience in which they show from analyses of satellite and local well data spanning the past decade that long-term changes in monsoon precipitation are driving groundwater storage variability in most parts of India either directly by changing recharge or indirectly by changing abstraction.
Marc Bierkens has been elected Fellow of the American Geophysical Union.
Citation: For contributions in understanding hydrological
processes across scales and the modeling
and analysis of climate change and human water use
on global groundwater stocks.
He will be honored at the current AGU General assembly.
Members of our group (and former members) are presenting their work at AGU.
The dates, times and titles of their presentations can be found here!