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Marc Bierkens receives an ERC Advanced Grant to work on global groundwater

We are glad to announce that Marc Bierkens received an ERC Advanced Grant. With this 2.5 million grant we will expand our team with 4 PhDs and 2 Postdocs (+ some number crunching equipement) to work on the Global Limits of Groundwater Use. See also the News Item on the Utrecht University website.

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Our people’s work is presented @EGU2021

Our people’s work is presented @EGU2021 Tuesday April 27 EGU21-2624 | vPICO presentations | HS2.4.4 | Highlight The potential of data driven approaches for quantifying hydrological extremes Sandra Margrit Hauswirth, Marc Bierkens, Vincent Beijk, and Niko Wanders Tue, 27 Apr, 09:15–09:17   EGU21-101 | vPICO presentations | HS2.1.2 | Highlight Projecting conflict risk following the Shared Socioeconomic pathways: what role for water…

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PCR-GLOBWB used to assess transpiration-rainfall cascades in the Amazon basin

The transpiration and subsequent downwind precipiation in the Amazon basin is important in buffering droughts. Scientists from Utrecht University (among which Joyce Bosmans) and Wageningen University published these findings in Nature Climate Change. Instrumental to their analysis was the use of PCR-GLOBWB to model terrestrial evaporation.

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Follow us at EGU 2018!

The global hydrology group is presenting at EGU 2018 in Vienna. A list of our presentations can be found here!

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Meet us at AGU 2017

Hydrology from Utrecht has over 25 contributions to the AGU Fall Meeting in New Orleans. Check out where we will be Here!

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Nature publication: the fate of Asia’s glaciers under 1.5 degree warming

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…

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Nature Communications: Water scarcity travels downstream

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…

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